(Biography) Dany Dumont obtained his B.Sc. (2000) and M.Sc. (2002) degrees in physics from Université Laval, in Québec, after which he worked for three years as a junior researcher at Photintech, a company developing and manufacturing liquid-crystal based photonic devices for telecommunications. During this period, he co-authored six patents. In 2004, he began his PhD in physical oceanography at Institut National de Recherche Scientifique, Centre Eau, Terre et Environnement (INRS-ETE), and obtained his degree in 2010. From 2005 to 2007, he was actively involved in the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA), first as a member of the foundation working group, then as communications officer, and as president. In 2009-2010, he did his postdoc at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) in Bergen, Norway, developing wave-ice coupled models for the marginal ice zone in suport of operational ocean forecasting. In 2011, he became a professor of physical oceanography at Institut des sciences de la mer, in Rimouski. His research focuses on numerical modeling of polar and subpolar marine environments, with particular interests for ice-ocean and wave-ice coupled processes and their implications on ecosystems and marine forecasts.
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