Charles McClain

NASA/GSFC - Ocean Ecology Laboratory

Having grown up in a rural Missouri agricultural community (i.e., wheat, soybeans, corn, and alfalfa), how I came to be a scientist and an employee at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for 35 years with a focus on remote sensing of marine ecosystems was essentially by happenstance.  In this Maniac Talk, I will focus on the how this came about, some of scientists and educators with whom I have worked, and the early years at GSFC leading up to the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) Project.