Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division
Marine Ecosystems & Climatology Branch
Physical Scientist - Contractor
SeungHyun Son received the BS and MS degrees in oceanography from Pusan
National University, in Busan, South Korea in 1996 and 1998,
respectively. He received the PhD degree in oceanography from the
University of New Hampshire, in 2004. After postdoctoral appointments at
the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the University of Maine, Dr.
Son joined STAR in 2007, working as a research scientist with Colorado
State University in support of SOCD/MECB at NOAA/NESDIS.
SeungHyun Son's current research is focused on validation/evaluation of
the satellite ocean color products such as VIIRS on SNPP and NOAA-20,
and algorithm development and application for the ocean color remote
sensing. My broader interests span monitoring water properties and
marine ecosystem using various satellite remote sensing and sea-measured
data, human/climate-induced changes in the coastal ecosystems,
understanding spatial/temporal variation of phytoplankton productivity
at various scales, and understanding interaction with physical structure
of marine ecosystem on phytoplankton.
- JPSS STAR (JSTAR) Program Award for "excellent work on routine VIIRS
ocean color data processing, monitoring, and evaluation" from
NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, August 2017.
- CIRA's 2016 Research and Service Initiative Award for "outstanding
contribution to successful completion of the VIIRS mission-long ocean
color data reprocessing project" from the Cooperative Institute for
Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University, July 2016.
- CIRA Exceptional Service Cash Award for "Development of NOAA's
infrastructure and capability to acquire, process, monitor, evaluate,
and archive the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) Visible
Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) ocean color products" from the
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado
State University, June 2014.
- Best Paper Award' at the fall meeting of the Korea Society of
Oceanography in 2007 - Spring phytoplankton bloom in the fronts of the
East China Sea, Ocean Science Journal. 41(3): 181-189. DOI: 10.1007/BF03022423.