Tim Moore, Ph.D., is a research professor at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Dr. Moore specializes in using ocean color remote sensing technology to study the ecology of phytoplankton and the environment. Since 1991, Dr. Moore has researched ocean, coastal, and freshwater systems across the globe. His work incorporates optical modeling, remote sensing imagery, laboratory experiment, fieldwork, and computer programming. Dr. Moore's work aims to further understand the temporal and spatial trends of the dynamics of plankton communities and water quality.
He has been concentrating on inland freshwater systems over the last ten years, with a focus on the optical and ecological properties of cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms. He has worked with national and international groups, including The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and The European Space Agency (ESA). He was part of the NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (Modis) Science Team from 1996 to 2002, then part of the NASA SeaWiFS Science Team.
More recently, he was part of NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Science Team. He received his doctorate in 2008 from the University of New Hampshire and served as a research professor there from 2012 to 2019. He has worked with FAU Harbor Branch scientists for the past eight years on harmful algal bloom studies in the Great Lakes, Lake Okeechobee, and the Indian River Lagoon.