Project Description

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Jorge Vazquez is a Research Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology where he is part of the Project Science Team for the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics form the University of Miami, Master of Science in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, and a PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Southern California. As a post-doc, Dr. Jorge Vazquez recounts his experience as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Marine Science in Barcelona, Spain as a time where many doors were opened up to collaboration with his Spanish colleagues, which have continued up to this day.

Professionally, Dr. Jorge Vazquez has a background as a research scientist focusing on the application of Remote Sensing in Earth Science. His research interest and expertise fall within the application fo Remote Sensing to Coastal Regions.

Dr. Jorge Vazquez is a long-standing member of the GHRSST Community. He has been involved since the very beginning of GHRSST, being part of the tema behind the formulation of data interoperbaility standards. These conrtibutions stand out as a key benefit that he has gained, stating that, “GHRSST has really set the standard for interoperbaility of data. This has now expanded in all different ways to other data sets and now to the cloud transition”.

Over his many years in the GHRSST Community, Dr. Jorge Vazquez has many memorable experiences and significant acheivements. He recalls, “The most important issues has been that GHRSST really set the standard for interoperbaility through the adoption of the data format such as netcdf. This really was a breakthrough”.

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