Warner is the concept designer and technical point of contact for an autonomous surface vessel (ASV), an AUV/ROV benthic vehicle and the applications integration onto these platforms. He is the lead for user interface and in situ field component for ocean color products within the collaborative NOS-NESDIS Coral Reef Watch team.
Warner’s NOAA experience can be summarized as primarily remote sensing from numerous platforms and coastal field work. Prior to NOAA, Warner was a field oceanographer, where he was selected and participated on eleven multi-disciplinary, international research cruises focusing on the Pacific and Antarctica. Between NOAA and “blue water oceanography,” Warner was a research faculty member at University of North Carolina Charlotte responsible for the field design and execution of a three year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant titled “Distribution, ecology and pathogenicity of a recently discovered human pathogenic marine bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus.”
Warner received his Master of Science Oceanography from the School of Geosciences and his Bachelor of Science Microbiology from the School of Science at Texas A&M University.