Bryan Franz is a Research Scientist and Assistant Chief for Science Research in the Ocean Ecology Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Since 1996, he has supported research and operations for satellite remote sensing of ocean biology and biogeochmistry at NASA, and he currently co-leads the assessment, refinement, and periodic reprocessing efforts for the production of consistent ocean biological and biogeochemical climate data records from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), Visible and Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Ocean Land Color Imager (OLCI), and other satellite-based remote sensing radiometers. He is also currently leading the development of the Science Data Segment (SDS) for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission, and serves as PACE SDS Manager. His work at NASA has focused on standardization of atmospheric correction and bio-optical algorithms to derived consistent, multi-mission time-series of ocean optical and biogeochemical properties. He also contributes to the development of bio-optical inversion models for retrieval of marine inherent optical properties, vicarious calibration methods, and sensor cross-calibration techniques. He developed the processing software, vicarious calibration approach, and many of the validation and quality assessment methods used in the production of all global ocean color data products generated and distributed by NASA. Since 2009 he has served as the Ocean Discipline Leader for the MODIS Science Team and now the combined MODIS and VIIRS Science Team. Prior to his ocean color career, Bryan supported the calibration and scientific analysis of data from the DIRBE instrument on the Cosmic Background Explorer, including significant contributions to the modeling and removal of the radiometric signal from interplanetary dust to reveal the signature of primordial galaxies.