Ben comes to MBARI as a research technician after earning his bachelors and master’s degree at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. His master’s thesis was titled “Changes in North Pacific Sea Surface Temperature and Source Water in the California Current Ecosystem”, and combined sea surface temperature products, underwater glider, and fisheries data to understand the modes of change and its impact on biogeochemistry and ecosystems along our coast. At MBARI, he will be helping with biogeochemical sensor fabrication and calibration for underwater gliders, as well as help with data management for glider operations.