CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

Luis Pomales Velásquez

As a master’s student at the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, he assisted in the analysis and validation of CARICOOS circulation forecasts, and he served as a Seaglider (autonomous underwater vehicle) technician in the tropical cyclone strengthening project in collaboration with the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Currently, he is doing his doctorate in Physical Oceanography at the Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island. Pomales uses Seagliders to study the changing acoustic propagation in the Arctic Ocean, making use of his developed skills as a technician and research assistant during his stint in CARICOOS.

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