Randy Gillespie joined the Marine Institute School of Ocean Technology in 2008, and currently serves as the Director, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland where he completed a Master?s degree in Earth Science in 1983. Randy worked as marine geologist from 1983 through 1990, during which time he was involved in numerous offshore geophysical surveys on the eastern Canadian shelf. As a Research Scientist at the Newfoundland Offshore Research and Development Corporation he led the Remote Sensing Applications Group. During this time he participated in the Labrador Ice Margin Experiment (LIMEX) with a focus on mapping of pack ice using airborne SAR. Later as Manager, Remote Sensing at Geomatic Technologies (GTI), a subsidiary of Provincial Airlines Limited (www.maritimesurveillance.com) he was responsible for applications development for the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) (www.itres.com). Randy has served as a member of the National Action Committee on Ocean Mapping (NACOM), the inaugural GeoConnections Management Board, and the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC) Association (www.dal.ca/aczisc). Randy is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, past member of the Board for the Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing and Past President of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) (www.cig-acsg.ca). His current responsibilities include Managing Editor of the Journal of Ocean Technology (www.thejot.net) and leadership on the development of applied research initiatives in ocean mapping and ocean observation at the Marine Institute of Memorial University.
Memorial University of Newfoundland