ABOUT EDDY CARMACK
Eddy Carmack is a Senior Research Scientist Emeritus at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia. With Environment Canada, he studied the consequences of economic development on the physical habitat and ecology of lakes. His current research with IOS seeks to find relationships between oceanography, climate change and marine ecosystems, including repercussions to the food web and to resident fish and marine mammals. Over his 50 year career he has participated in over 90 field investigations in rivers, lakes and seas spanning from the Antarctic to the Arctic; from the Yukon to Siberia. From this he has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 70% of which contain ‘original’ data.
He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the 2007 Massey medallist of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, the 2010 Tully medalist for the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and is past holder of the Sydney Chapman Chair at the University of Alaska. Beginning in 1989 he pioneered the use of science capable CCG icebreakers and created ongoing studies that engage Northern residents in ocean monitoring. He served as Chief Canadian scientist for studies of the subarctic North Pacific with Russia, for the 1994 Canada/US expedition to the North Pole, for international studies in the Canadian Arctic, and the ‘Canada’s Three Oceans’ project for the International Polar Year. In retirement he actively continues field-oriented studies in the Northwest Passage, and along the Canadian Pacific he ‘captains’ his 34’ troller conversion R/V Wicklow to demonstrate values of small boat oceanograp