Dr. Marlon R. Lewis is Professor Emeritus and Scientific Director of the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie. He is the former Chair of the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University, and is also a Senior Scientist of Satlantic LP, an optical instrument manufacturing firm spun out of his research at Dalhousie and now part of Sea-Bird Scientific. He received Bachelors and Masters in Science and Ecology at the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Dalhousie University in 1984. His research interests span a broad range, from upper ocean physics to biological processes to the ocean’s role in global climate. He is a recipient of the Lindemann Award from the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography, a Special Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA, a Killam Prize from Dalhousie University, a Poste Rouge from the French Centre Nationale de Researche Scientifique and the Izaak Walton Killam Professorship at Dalhousie.
He is a Fellow of the Oceanography Society, a Lifetime Fellow of The Explorer’s Club, a Member of the Cosmos Club, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology category in Atlantic Canada, and in the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada. He holds adjunct appointments at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, the Ocean University of China, Shandong University and Xiamen University. Dr. Lewis has served on numerous advisory councils and boards for organizations and governments in Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia, including the U.S. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Council of Canadian Academies, and the Small and Medium Enterprise Advisory Committee to the Canadian Minister of International Trade.
The Digital Ocean Frontier Panel. An exciting discussion on the role Big Data is playing and what’s happening in our oceans with technology.