CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

André Amador

While pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, he collaborated with CARICOOS in the design and development of miniature-instrumented drifters equipped with inertial measurement units to probe the hydrodynamics of breaking waves. He also assisted in calibrating and maintaining HFR stations, as well as near shore water quality climatological products for the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Puerto Rico. André recently completed a PhD in Applied Ocean Science and Mechanical Engineering at UC San Diego and is currently working for the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As NOAA UxS CalCOFI project lead, his research focuses on advancing data collection capabilities for unmanned systems to enable new modes of observational research in remote marine environments.

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