Richard is a Physical Oceanographer, specializing in coastal oceanography, upwelling, fronts, tides, currents, and mixing. He is the Associate Director, Science with Ocean Networks Canada, and over the past 30 years has been on over 100 oceanographic missions and deployed more than 150 mooring platforms. During this Falkor “Pathways” expedition (FK009A), Richard will be the Chief Scientist, coordinating all science and ship operations.