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George N. White III

Job Title: Biomathematician
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Los Alamos, NM, USA
Public School attended: Los Alamos
High School attended: Los Alamos
Further Education: Harvard (B.Sc.), Cornell (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Atlantic Canada

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am a member of a interdisciplinary team that is implementing a system to monitor ocean production in the Canadian Atlantic offshore area using remote sensing data together with data from ship-based sampling. The goal is to produce bi-weekly images of ocean production on a routine basis. The resulting time series will be used to investigate questions relating to climate change and fisheries. The limitations of the ship-based data collection, which affect the coverage in time and space of samples, as well as the overall computational complexity of the task are the greatest challenges we face.