Speaker 1

Prof. Brian Arbic

Arbic is a former Peace Corps volunteer and a physical oceanographer. His group’s research, funded by NASA, NOAA, DOE, NSF, and the Office of Naval Research, focuses on tides, internal gravity waves, mesoscale eddies, and the role of the ocean in weather and climate. Arbic founded the Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Ghana (COESSING;, which has been running for one week every year since 2015, and the Global Ocean Corps and Conveyor (, a global effort to increase the number of oceanographers from less-resourced nations. The COESSING and Ocean Corps teams include many early career scientists and scientists from less-resourced nations. COESSING is an endorsed project of the United Nations Ocean Decade for Sustainable Development, and Ocean Corps is an endorsed global programme of the Decade.