Charles Kovach

Charles Kovach graduated from USF (MS, Botany) & UM, Coral Gables FL (BS, Marine Sci/Bio). He is a DEEPEND research assistant under Dr. Chuanmin Hu at USFCMS, working with optical data collection and assisting with education/outreach projects. Charles spent 17 years as Senior Scientist with FDEP, and has been chasing oil from Key West to the Deepwater Horizon wellhead since April 20, 2010 (~300 days @ sea & not counting). In addition to work with Dr. Hu’s ocean optics lab, Charles currently serves as scientist for Suncoast Waterkeeper, adjunct scientist with Mote Marine Laboratory, and Adjunct Faculty with USFSP.