Dr. Uchenna Chizaram Nwankwo is GCOOS Oceanographer and a Research Specialist IV in Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), Texas A&M University. His role includes scientific analyses of oceanographic data, representing both GERG and GCOOS at meetings, high frequency radar and glider mission planning.
Uchenna is an IHO Category ‘A’ Hydrographer. His doctorate degree was from the University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in physical oceanography. His major research interest area is in sea level change and storm surge that result from tropical storms and hurricanes. He has contributed to the ongoing VDatum project in the inner shelf of the northern Gulf of Mexico.