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Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Eric Rehm

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Senior Research Professional - Remote Sensing

Phone : 418-656-2131 ext. 407677
Fax : 418-656-2339

MS, PhD, Oceanography (2006, 2012)
University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboreatory, Seattle, Washington
Related specialties: Marine bio-optics, phytoplankton ecology, autonomous Lagrangian platforms, inverse methods, radiative transfer modelling, ocean mixing and turbulence.

Graduate Coursework, Computer Science (1990-1991)
University of Washington, Dpeartment of Computer Science and Engineering, Seattle, Washington
Related specialties: Computer graphics, computational geometry, operating systems, formal methods

MS, Computer, Information, and Control Engineering (1979)
University of Michigan, Horace H.Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Related specialties: Communications theory, image processing, synthetic aperature radar processing

BS, Electrical Engineering (1977)
Purdue University, College of Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana
Related specialties: Communications theory, radar, radio astronomy

Research Interests :

  • Marine bio-optics
  • Ocean color remote sensing
  • Multispectral subsea LiDAR for Arctuc AUV applications
  • Underwater acoutics for AUV communications and navigation under sea ice
  • Linkage between physical and biogeochemical processes
  • Climate change in terms of biological variability

Professional Experience:
2013– Research assistant (Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (UMI 3376) Université Laval (Canada) & Centre National de
la Recherche Scienti1que (France)

2013–2016 Invited researcher (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Cape Town, S. Africa)
Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory. Co-developed flow-through system for in situ marine optics observations.

2014-2012 Graduate research assistant (Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, Washington)
Marine optics, autonomous Lagrangian observations, radiative transfer modelling, ocean turbulence and mixing.
2003-2004 Senior Researcher (Technicolor, Burbank, California)
Audio-visual metadata standards development (MPEG-7, SMPTE) with applications to digitized film color correction. Developed Color Decision List (CDL), standardized by Amercian Society of Cinematograhers.
Lead inventor, 1 patent.

1999-2003 Chief Technical Officer, (Singingfish, Technicolor, Seattle, Washington)
Co-founder. Chief architect, contributor, and manager of technology for unique multimedia search engine.
Co-inventor, 4 patents.

1996-1999 Member of Technical Staff (Equator Technologies, Seattle, Washington)
Embedded software development for video-rate DSP chip. Real-time operating system design and development. Contributions to chip I/O system architecture.
Co-inventor, 2 patents.

1987 - 1996, Senior Software Engineer (Digital Equipment Corporation, Massachuetts and Washington)
C / C++ / FORTRAN programming, user experience (UX), process tools for mechanical and electrical computer-aided design.

Publications :

P. Massicotte et al., "Green Edge ice camp campaigns: understanding the processes controlling the under-ice Arctic phytoplankton spring bloom", Earth System Science Data, submitted 4 Sept. 2019.

B. M. Howe, Howe, B. M., Miksis-Olds, J., Rehm, E., Sagen, H., Worcester, P. F., & Haralabus, G. "Observing the Oceans Acoustically", Frontiers in Marine Science 6 (2019): 426.

Rehm, E., Dalgleish, F., Huot, M., Lagunas-Morales, J., Lambert-Girard, S., et al. "Comparing fluorescent and differential absorption LiDAR techniques for detecting algal biomass with applications to Arctic substrates", SPIE Proceedings, Volume 10631, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring X; 106310Z (2018)

M. Huot, Rehm, E., Dalgleish, F., Piché M., Lambert-Girard, S. Archambault, P. "Characterizing fluorescence and reflectance properties of Arctic macroalgae as future LiDAR targets", SPIE Proceedings, Volume 10631, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring X; 106310X (2018)

J. Lagunas-Morales, Marec, C., Leymarie, É., Penkerc'h, C., Rehm, E., et al. "Sea-ice detection for autonomous underwater vehicles and oceanographic lagrangian platforms by continuous-wave laser polarimetry", SPIE Proceedings, Volume 10631, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring X; 106310W (2018)

Rehm, E., Walid Baccari, and Marcel Babin. "A Baffin Bay Acoustic Navigation and Communication System." Canadian Acoustics 43.3 (2015).

N. Briggs, Gudmundsson, K., Cetinic, I., D'Asaro, E., Rehm, E., Lee, C., & Perry, M. J. "A multi-method autonomous assessment of primary productivity and export efficiency in the springtime North Atlantic", Biogeosciences 15.14 (2018): 4515-4532.

E. Rehm, C. D. Mobley, "Estimation of hyperspectral inherent optical properties from in-water radiometry: error analysis and application to in situ data", Applied Optics 52 (4), 795-815 (2013).

M. Alkire, E. D'Asaro, C. Lee, M. Jane Perry, A. Gray, I. Cetinic, N. Briggs, E. Rehm, E. Kallin, J. Kaiser, and A. Gonzalez-Posada, "Estimates of net community production and export using high-resolution, Lagrangian measurements of O2, NO3-, and POC through the evolution of a spring diatom bloom in the North Atlantic", Deep Sea Res., Part I 64, 157-174 (2012).

E. Rehm, and N. J. McCormick, "Inherent optical property estimation in deep waters", Opt. Express 19, 24986-25005 (2011).

N. Briggs, M. J. Perry, I. Cetinic, C. Lee, E. D'Asaro, A. M. Gray, and E. Rehm, "High-resolution observations of aggregate flux during a sub-polar North Atlantic spring bloom," Deep Sea Res., Part I 58, 1031-1039 (2011).

E. Rehm, "Community self-reflection: Public electricity displays motivate conservation and efficiency actions", Proceedings, Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference, Washington, D.C., (2011).

M. D. Iglesias-Rodriguez, P. R. Halloran, R. E. Rickaby, I. R. Hall, E. Colmenero-Hidalgo, J. R. Gittins, D. R. Green, T. Tyrrell, S. J. Gibbs, P. von Dassow, E. Rehm, E. V. Armbrust, and K. P. Boessenkool, "Phytoplankton calcification in a high-CO2 world", Science 320, 336-340 (2008).

J. R. Vigouroux, L. Chevallier, R. Forthofer, T. Diamond, and E. Rehm, "Automatic Stream Classification for the Singingfish Search Engine," in ACM SIGIR Workshop on Operational Text Classification Systems, (Tampere, Finland, 2002).

E. Rehm, "Representing internet streaming media metadata using MPEG-7 multimedia description schemes", Proceedings of the 2000 ACM workshops on Multimedia, (ACM, Los Angeles, California, 2000), pp. 93-98.