Dr. Chris Verlinden is a Senior Scientist, Chief Technology Officer, and founding partner of Applied Ocean Sciences. He was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for 14 years, and has worked with the Office of Naval Research and Naval Research Laboratories extensively on projects ranging from seismic exploration to ocean acoustics and signal processing. Specifically, Dr. Verlinden is a subject matter expert in the use of large vertical aperture arrays (LVAs), and making environmental inferences using passive and source of opportunity acoustic noise.
In 2010, Dr. Verlinden transferred to USCGC Sycamore out of Cordova, Alaska where he served as Operations Officer for two years. During this time, he served as task force leader for on-scene Coast Guard assets during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and as project officer for oil spill response exercises in support of Operation Arctic Shield, earning five arctic service medals in the process. Dr. Verlinden received both his M.S. in Oceanography and Ph.D. at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In September 2018, Dr. Verlinden separated from the military as an O4, and began working with Ocean Acoustical Services and Instrumentation Systems (OASIS).