Laboratory Staff

Conceived of and designed an algorithm to automate the calibration of ocean current measuring radars using backscatter from container ships.
First Generation UCSB Alumni - Eduardo Romero received his B.S in Ecology and Evolution in 2012. He is currently working on multiple projects in the Washburn lab, building and maintaining HF radar sites are his primary responsibilities. When not working at UCSB Ed enjoys Rock Climbing, SCUBA diving, CAD, and building autonomous vehicles (UAVs).
Oceanographic research technician primarily in charge of the lab's oceanographic mooring instruments and also helps with the maintenance and calibration of our HF radars.
Washburn’s research is based on observations and he employs a variety of approaches in his work including high frequency (HF) radio systems for mapping surface currents, moorings, ocean gliders, and other autonomous underwater vehicles. He is an active participant in the evolving coastal ocean observing systems and is the chair of the Board of Governors of the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System.