Claude Dugay is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Waterloo. Prior to returning to Waterloo in fall 2006, he held faculty positions with the University of Ottawa (1989-1996), Université Laval (1996-2002), and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks (2002-2006). He has published extensively in the areas of cryospheric science, hydro-climatology, remote sensing, and numerical modeling.
His current research interests include: (1) the development of remote sensing methods for extracting freshwater ice and snow parameters, and for mapping frozen ground; (2) the development and application of a numerical model for simulating lake ice conditions for lakes of various sizes under contemporary and projected climate conditions; and (3) the development and analysis of historical databases for investigating the impact of climate variability and change on freshwater ice conditions in the Northern Hemisphere.
Dr. Duguay is the current vice-president of the International Commission on Remote Sensing, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, and head of the Marine and Freshwater Ice Division, International Association of Cryospheric Sciences. He is also an active member of the Mission Assessment Group for the Cold Regions Hydrology High-resolution Observatory (CoReH2O) – an Earth Explorer candidate satellite mission of the European Space Agency. Dr. Duguay is a Fulbright Senior Fellow and an Associate Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.