CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

André Amador

While pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, he collaborated with CAOSE and 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 High-Frequency Radar stations, as well as nearshore water quality climatological products for the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Puerto Rico. André recently completed a Ph.D. in Applied Ocean Science and Mechanical Engineering at UC San Diego. He is currently working for the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As NOAA UxS California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (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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