Lead Airborne Sensor Operator
John Adler has utilized various platforms to conduct Earth Observations, including autonomous underwater vehicles, manned and unmanned aircraft, in situ towers, and satellites. His varied scientific operations have taken him to both the North and South Poles, and he has logged 85 hurricane eyewall penetrations. Previously, he worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as an aerial navigator and integrator of advance technology. He also has served in the U.S. Navy as an aerial navigator and satellite engineer. John obtained his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Colorado - Boulder, and conducted the first civil use of unmanned aircraft systems in Greenland.