Nick Shay is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and directs the Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Physical Oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.S. in Physical Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Shay's interests include: experimental and theoretical investigations of the ocean response and coupled air-sea interactions during strong atmospheric forcing events, coastal oceanographic process studies, radar oceanography using HF radar and satellite altimetry, and oceanographic profiling measurement systems (expendables and profiling floats) deployed from ships and aircraft. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2012; was awarded NOAA’s Office of the Federal Coordinator Richard H. Hagemeyer Award in 2016, and was a member of the NASA GRIP Team achievement award (2011) for participation in the Hurricane Earl field campaign. Dr. Shay serves as an associate editor of the AMS Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanographic Technology-Oceans and is the Editor-In-Chief for Elsevier’s Dynamics and Atmospheres journal.