Joaquin Trinanes

Joaquin Trinanes, Ph.D.

Operations Manager for the CoastWatch Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico node. Operations Manager for the Atlantic OceanWatch node. Associate Professor at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain).


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

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Since 1999, Dr. Joaquin Trinanes has been the Op. Manager for NOAA/CoastWatch Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Regional Node. Since April 2009, he has also been an Associate Professor at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science. In 2015, he became the Op. Manager NOAA Atlantic OceanWatch Node. Dr. Trinanes received his PhD in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. For his thesis, he implemented a global Fisheries Information System using satellite data.

Current Work

Associate Professor (University Santiago)

Op. Manager NOAA Atlantic OceanWatch Node

Op. Manager NOAA/CoastWatch Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Regional Node

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1998, Ph.D. Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  1. Chiodi, A.M., H. Hristova, G.R. Foltz, J.A. Zhang, C.W. Mordy, C.R. Edwards, C. Zhang, C. Meinig, D. Zhang, E. Mazza, E.D. Cokelet, E.F. Burger, F. Bringas, G. Goni, H.-S. Kim, S. Chen, J. Trinanes, K. Bailey, K.M. O’Brien, M. Morales-Caez, N. Lawrence-Slavas, S.S. Chen, and X. Chen. Surface ocean warming near the core of Hurricane Sam and its representation in forecast models. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10:1297974, 2024
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  2. Archer, E.J., C. Baker-Austin, T.J. Osborn, N.R. Jones, J. Martinez-Urtaza, J. Trinanes, J.D. Oliver, F.J. Colon Gonzalez, and I.R. Lake. Climate warming and increasing Vibrio vulnificus infections in North America. Scientific Reports, 13:3893, 2023
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  3. DeVries, T., K. Yamamoto, R. Wanninkhof, S. Doney, R. Séférian, V. Sicardi, C. Nissen, L. Resplandy, T. Ilyina, H. Tsujino, J. Schwinger, L. Bopp, L. Patara, T.-T. Trang Chau, C. Lequere, D. Carroll, J. Trinanes, L. Gregor, M. Ishii, J. Zeng, P. Landschüutzer, L. Gloege, D. Munro, A. Watson, J. Hauck, M. Gehlen, B. Carter, S. Yasunaka, F.F. Perez, S. Henson, K. Rodgers, J. Terhaar, and V.V.S.S. Sarma. Magnitude, trends, and variability of the global ocean carbon sink from 1985-2018. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2023
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Department of Commerce Gold Medal 2022

For the successful experimental application of uncrewed surface vehicles, i.e., saildrones, to observe conditions in Atlantic tropical cyclones.

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology Denny Award 2016

For the best paper published over the course of a year in the Journal of Operational Oceanography.

Trinanes, J.A., M.J. Olascoaga, G.J. Goni, N.A. Maximenko, D.A. Griffin, and J. Hafner, 2016: Analysis of flight MH370 potential debris trajectories using ocean observations and numerical model results. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 9(2):126-138 (doi:10.1080/ 1755876X.2016.1248149).