Beneath the Surface: Studying the Ocean with Underwater Imaging Systems and Remotely Operated Vehicles
May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Owen Nichols of the Center for Coastal Studies will discuss the important information we can gather by using underwater cameras, sonars, and remotely-operated vehicles to gather images of life under the ocean’s surface.
Owen has been Director of Marine Fisheries Research at the Center for Coastal Studies since 2008, where he conducts research in collaboration with Cape Cod fishermen and shellfish farmers. His primary interests include distributional ecology, fisheries oceanography, marine mammal/fishery interactions, and ecosystem-based fishery management. Owen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth (UMassD) School for Marine Science and Technology, a guest investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He holds a B.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and a M.Sc. in Marine Science and Technology from UMassD. Owen was the 2016 recipient of the John H. Annala Fishery Leadership Award presented by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. He is a proud Cape native.