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SOCD shieldJianwei Wei

Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division
Marine Ecosystems & Climate Branch

Contracted with GST, working as a
Senior Remote Sensing Scientist



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Jianwei Wei photoJianwei Wei earned his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada, in 2013. He then moved to Boston to pursue postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and continued as a research associate from 2015, and took a position as research assistant professor in 2017. Starting from September of 2019, he has been a senior remote sensing scientist contracting with GST to work at NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) at College Park, Maryland.

Dr. Wei's research experiences include ocean color instrumentation, development of ocean color calibration and validation techniques, development of ocean color algorithms for retrieval of water-column and bottom properties, ocean color classification and data quality assurance, and primary production estimation, etc. In his research career, he has authored and coauthored about 20 peer-reviewed papers. He participated in the NASA GEO-CAPE and HyspIRI missions and multiple NOAA ocean color Cal/Val missions. He is currently a science team member for NASA's Geosynchronous Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) and Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) missions.