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Dr Stewart Bernard

CSIR principal researcher

Bernard holds a PhD in bio-optics from the University of Cape Town. His key competencies are in the field of ocean colour, specifically in the bio-optical modelling and characterisation of phytoplankton and the development of new ocean colour methods to observe the phytoplankton community.

Full Profile

Bernard holds a PhD in bio-optics from the University of Cape Town. His key competencies are in the field of ocean colour, specifically in the bio-optical modelling and characterisation of phytoplankton and the development of new ocean colour methods to observe the phytoplankton community. Bernard has also led the development of new capabilities for operational harmful algal bloom and inland eutrophication monitoring. He has played a strong role in international community building and was chair of the International Ocean Colour Co-ordinating Group from 2014 - 2017.
 

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc Hons (Oceanography with Physics), University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 1991
  • MSc (Physical Oceanography), University of Cape Town, 1996
  • PhD (Biophysical Oceanography), University of Cape Town, 2005

Contact Person

Dr Stewart Bernard

sbernard@csir.co.za