Director of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) AquaWatch Initiative
Steve is currently an associate fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Aquatic Sciences Center and holds a research scientist position within the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the Space Science and Engineering Center at UW. Steve recently left the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources where he worked as an aquatic research scientist for the past 32 years addressing new and emerging environmental issues in the State. His work topics included acid rain impacts on aquatic ecosystems, thermal pollution in the urban environment, effects of forestry best management practices on stream water quality, nearshore nutrient dynamics; and hydrologic impacts on changing climate conditions. Over much of the last 20 years, he has focused on the use of remote sensing to measure water quality from space.