Job Title: Scientist
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Public School attended: Hall Road School, Hull, E. Yorkshire, England
High School attended: Hull Grammar School, Hull, E. Yorkshire, England
Further Education: University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, England (B.A. - 1968), Dalhousie University (Ph.D.), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (P.D.F.).
Geographic focus of research: Gulf of Alaska and Pacific Ocean
Brief synopsis of current research:
I am interested in the dynamics, forecasting and impacts of climate change and variations, with a focus on the El Nino, because it is large and happens often enough to be more interesting than other variations. I have a long standing interest in a series of measurements known as the Line-P and Station P times series and am currently the custodian of the physical data. (see http://www.ios.bc.ca/ios/osap/projects/linep/default.htm) My primary activity at the present time is working with an international team in the development of an ocean climate observing system called ARGO. For further information, go to my web site at http://www.ios.bc.ca/ios/osap/people/freeland.htm and follow links to ARGO and Alace floats. We believe that with this global robotic observing system we will be able to demonstrate the ability to make accurate climate forecasts up to 1 year in advance, forecasts that will be sufficiently accurate and timely to be factored into decisions concerning, grain planting, grain harvests, fishing forecasts etc.