Carlos obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Power Systems, with a particular interest in renewable energy resources. As a graduate student, he provided support to the different remote observation platforms operated by CARICOOS (High-Frequency Radars, buoys, and wind sensors) and focused his research work on the quantification of wave energy resources around Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In addition, he dedicated part of his time to developing operational products in order to visualize ocean surface currents in real-time, using data collected by the CARICOOS High-Frequency Radar network. He currently works for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a Systems Engineer at the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC). Among his notable projects is the use of X-Band radars for coastal hydrodynamic studies, responsible for the High-Frequency radar network in the southern California region, and is principally responsible for researching, developing, and integrating new data collection methods making use of autonomous platforms areas.
CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System