Dr. Craig J. Brown is a benthic ecologist in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Portsmouth in the UK, and has held a variety of government research, private sector and academic positions in the UK and Canada – all with a focus on seafloor mapping. Dr. Brown leads the Seascape Ecology and Mapping (SEAM) Laboratory at Dalhousie University, which conducts cross-disciplinary research on the application of seafloor acoustic remote sensing methods for studying, mapping and monitoring seabed ecosystems. His main areas of research interest include the study of biophysical interactions in seafloor ecosystems to facilitate the development of effective fisheries and conservation management strategies. Dr. Brown also has a strong interest in ocean technology, and the development of new acoustic remote sensing and seafloor photographic/video imaging instruments and methods.