Dr. Inia Soto Ramos is an oceanographer and Research Specialist for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC). She received her Ph.D. and Master's degrees in Biological Oceanography at the University of South Florida. Her dissertation focused on the evaluation and detection of harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. She has expertise in satellite remote sensing, ocean color and optical oceanography. She has applied her expertise to a variety of multidisciplinary research topics such as coral reefs, marine connectivity, harmful algal blooms and phytoplankton ecology, water quality and coastal dynamics. She is also passionate about scientific outreach and education. She had the opportunity to participate in the binational collaboration between Mexico and U.S.A., and most recently she was a Postdoctoral researcher for the Consortium for oil spill exposure pathways in coastal river dominated ecosystems (CONCORDE) at the University of Southern Mississippi where she coupled satellite imagery, circulation models and field data to understand the river plume dynamics in the Mississippi Bight.
B.S. Biology, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez (2005)
M.S. Biological Oceanography, University of South Florida (2006)
Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, University of South Florida (2013)