Christian Saiz

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Christian Jonathan Saiz

Electrical Engineer (University of Miami/CIMAS), Physical Oceanography Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“The quality of the research and mathematical models relies highly on the data gathered through multiple engineering instruments. As engineers we operate, fix, and design devices in order to deliver quality data to scientists.”

Christian Saiz is an Electrical Engineer at the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and apart of the Instrumentation group at the Physical Oceanography Division at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). He gives scientific and technical support to several divisional projects including the XBT Network, Hurricane Glider project, and Western Boundary Time Series project.

Current Work

Technical Support for the following PhOD projects:
Western Boundary Time Series
Hurricane Glider

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2008, Electromechanical Technician Degree, Instituto La Salle Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2018, Electrical Engineering Degree, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina

World Map GUI: Interactive map programmed in Python for use in research cruises and mission planning. Includes GPS-serial data, distance to specified targets, and selected points of interest, different layers can be selected such as Bathymetry and Sea Surface Temperature retrieved online.

Radiometer: Solar powered data acquisition system with a GSM transceiver (Arduino MKR1400) to upload data from a long and short-wave Eppley radiometer (PSP and PIR) to a NOAA FTP server. Hardware PCB design (KiCad) and firmware (Arduino/C++).

SeaGlider data/piloting processing scripts

NOAA Certificate of Recognition Hurricane SeaGlider Operations 2020


Part 107 Certification for Commercial Piloting of UAV/Drones