Dr. Christopher Flanary is a physical oceanographer with more than 10 years of experience working with 3-dimensional numerical ocean and coastal models in multiple programming languages and computer architectures. He has 15 years of field experience specializing in oceanographic instrumentation deployments in coastal and open ocean environments. Dr. Flanary has conducted topographic and hydrographic surveys operating RTK-GPS, total station, and side-scan sonar systems and has 20 years of experience as a boat operator and deck hand on larger vessels.
Dr. Flanary has worked on collaborative research projects and cruises while being tasked with proposal writing and creative problem solving. He has coauthored a Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association proposal to deploy a real-time acoustic Doppler current profiler along the central east coast of Florida. He is an AAUS-certified scientific and technical scuba diver.