Research Scientist and Manager of Dynamic Hydrographic Products with Fisheries and Oceans - CANADA
For the last 20 years, Fraser Davidson has focused on advancing different aspects of operational oceanography. This includes working on geodesy, altimetry, the impact of tropical cyclones on internal gravity waves, ocean drift prediction, implementation and evaluation of ocean forecast systems, and developing ocean forecast output accessibility/visualization/verification systems (http://navigator.oceansdata.ca). Since 2011 he chairs the Canadian Operational Network of Environmental Prediction Systems (CONCEPTS) joint initiative with engagement from Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Defense, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Coastguard and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Additionally he participates as an expert representative on Ocean Prediction on the WMO-IOC Joint Collaboration Board since 2020. Fraser is currently on assignment with the Canadian Hydrographic Service, leading the development of E-Navigation Products from Ocean Prediction systems and nurturing a development team to support operations at Environment and Climate Change Canada of newly developed Canadian port prediction systems with DFO Science.
Fraser holds a PhD in Oceanography from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has worked at the University of New South Wales Canberra Campus in Australia and in Toulouse France at the Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS), Collecte Localisation Satellite and Mercator-Ocean. He then joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2003 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.