Research Associate and Research Staff
Research: Satellite Remote Sensing, Ocean Optics, Coastal Water Quality, Atmospheric correction, Benthic Classification
Specialties: Optically Shallow Waters, Satellite Calibration, Dredging Plumes, Satellite Data Dissemination
Dr. Barnes has been a research associate in the Optical Oceanography Lab at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science since 2015. His research focuses on assessment and monitoring of coastal systems from satellite remote sensing platforms. In particular, he is working to improve satellite derivations of water quality and benthic classification in optically shallow marine environments, including coral reefs and seagrass beds. Dr. Barnes has also worked to assess single- and cross-sensor calibration of satellite ocean color sensors, with the goal of improving these datasets towards assessment of water quality trends on climactic scales. He is currently a member of the NASA PACE Science and Applications Team, working to develop approaches for use with the next generation of satellite ocean color sensors.