Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Scott A Freeman



Org Code: 616

Mail Code: 616.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Brief Bio

Scott joined the Ocean Ecology Lab in 2011 as an optical Instrument specialist. He has participated in many research cruises, both large and small, during and preceding his time at Goddard.



Science Systems and Applications, Inc - NASA GSFC

May 2011 - Present

Research Engineer

WET-Labs - Narragansett, RI

February 2004 - May 2011

Marine Research Specialist

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography - Narragansett, RI

May 2002 - February 2004


M.S. Oceanography, December 2001

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
Thesis: Spectral Vertical Attenuation Coefficients (Kd(λ)) in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
Advisor: James A. Yoder

B.S. summa cum laude, Biology, June 1999

The City College of the City University of New York
Honors thesis: Physiological Ecology of a toxic dinoflagellate,
Amphidinium sp.
Advisor: John J. Lee



Valente, A., S. Sathyendranath, V. Brotas, et al. S. Groom, M. Grant, T. Jackson, A. Chuprin, M. Taberner, R. Airs, D. Antoine, R. Arnone, W. M. Balch, K. Barker, R. Barlow, S. Bélanger, J.-F. Berthon, Ş. Beşiktepe, Y. Borsheim, A. Bracher, V. Brando, R. J. Brewin, E. Canuti, F. P. Chavez, A. Cianca, H. Claustre, L. Clementson, R. Crout, A. Ferreira, S. Freeman, R. Frouin, C. García-Soto, S. W. Gibb, R. Goericke, R. Gould, N. Guillocheau, S. B. Hooker, C. Hu, M. Kahru, M. Kampel, H. Klein, S. Kratzer, R. Kudela, J. Ledesma, S. Lohrenz, H. Loisel, A. Mannino, V. Martinez-Vicente, P. Matrai, D. McKee, B. G. Mitchell, T. Moisan, E. Montes, F. Muller-Karger, A. Neeley, M. Novak, L. O'Dowd, M. Ondrusek, T. Platt, A. J. Poulton, M. Repecaud, R. Röttgers, T. Schroeder, T. Smyth, D. Smythe-Wright, H. M. Sosik, C. Thomas, R. Thomas, G. Tilstone, A. Tracana, M. Twardowski, V. Vellucci, K. Voss, J. Werdell, M. Wernand, B. Wojtasiewicz, S. Wright, and G. Zibordi. 2022. A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications – version three Earth System Science Data [10.5194/essd-2022-159]

Erickson, Z. K., I. Cetinić, X. Zhang, et al. E. Boss, P. J. Werdell, S. Freeman, L. Hu, C. Lee, M. Omand, and M. J. Perry. 2022. Alignment of optical backscatter measurements from the EXPORTS Northeast Pacific Field Deployment Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 10 (1): [10.1525/elementa.2021.00021]

Siegel, D. A., I. Cetinić, J. R. Graff, et al. C. M. Lee, N. Nelson, M. J. Perry, I. S. Ramos, D. K. Steinberg, K. Buesseler, R. Hamme, A. J. Fassbender, D. Nicholson, M. M. Omand, M. Robert, A. Thompson, V. Amaral, M. Behrenfeld, C. Benitez-Nelson, K. Bisson, E. Boss, P. W. Boyd, M. Brzezinski, K. Buck, A. Burd, S. Burns, S. Caprara, C. Carlson, N. Cassar, H. Close, E. D’Asaro, C. Durkin, Z. Erickson, M. L. Estapa, E. Fields, J. Fox, S. Freeman, S. Gifford, W. Gong, D. Gray, L. Guidi, N. Haëntjens, K. Halsey, Y. Huot, D. Hansell, B. Jenkins, L. Karp-Boss, S. Kramer, P. Lam, J.-M. Lee, A. Maas, O. Marchal, A. Marchetti, A. McDonnell, H. McNair, S. Menden-Deuer, F. Morison, A. K. Niebergall, U. Passow, B. Popp, G. Potvin, L. Resplandy, M. Roca-Martí, C. Roesler, T. Rynearson, S. Traylor, A. Santoro, K. D. Seraphin, H. M. Sosik, K. Stamieszkin, B. Stephens, W. Tang, B. Van Mooy, Y. Xiong, and X. Zhang. 2021. An operational overview of the EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) Northeast Pacific field deployment Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 9 (1): [10.1525/elementa.2020.00107]

Neeley, A. R., S. A. Freeman, and L. A. Harris. 2015. Multi-method approach to quantify uncertainties in the measurements of light absorption by particles Optics Express 23 (24): 31043 [10.1364/oe.23.031043]

Chaves, J. E., J. Werdell, C. W. Proctor, et al. A. R. Neeley, S. A. Freeman, C. S. Thomas, and S. B. Hooker. 2015. Assessment of ocean color data records from MODIS-Aqua in the western Arctic Ocean Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 118 (Part A): 32-43 [10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.02.011]

Zhongping, L., V. Lance, S. Shang, et al. R. Vailancourt, S. Freeman, B. Lubac, B. Hargraves, C. E. Del castillo, R. L. Miller, M. Twardowski, and G. Wei. 2011. An Assessment of Optical Properties and Primary Production Derived from Remote Sensing in the Southern Ocean (SO GasEx) JGR-Oceans 116 (C00F03): [10.1029/2010JC006747]


Ondrusek, M., V. P. Lance 1962-, M. Wang, et al. R. A. Arnone 1949-, S. Ladner, W. Goode, R. Vandermeulen, S. Freeman, J. E. Chaves, A. Mannino, A. Gilerson, S. Ahmed, C. Carrizo, A. El-Habashi, R. Foster, M. Ottaviani, J. I. Goes, H. D. Gomes, K. McKee, C. Hu, C. Kovach, D. English, J. Cannizzaro, B. C. Johnson, Z. Lee, J. Wei, Q. Wang, J. Lin, N. Tufillaro, J. Nahorniak, C. O. Davis, and K. J. Voss. 2016. Report for dedicated JPSS VIIRS Ocean Color December 2015 Calibration/Validation Cruise NOAA technical report NESDIS []

Lance, V., M. Ondrusek, R. Arnone, et al. S. Ahmed, J. Cannizzaro, A. Chekalyuk, A. El-Habashi, D. Engish, R. Foster, S. Freeman, A. Gilerson, J. Goes, W. Goode, H. Gomes, A. Ibrahim, C. Johnson, C. Kovach, S. Ladner, Z. Lee, J. Lin, K. McKee, A. Neeley, E. Stengel, M. Talone, R. Vandermeulen, K. Voss, W. Jianwei, G. Zibordi, and M. Wang. 2015. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 146 – Report for dedicated JPSS VIIRS ocean color calibration/validation cruise NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 146 [10.7289/V52B8W0Z]

Chaves Cedeno, J. E., P. J. Werdell, C. W. Proctor, et al. A. R. Neeley, S. A. Freeman, C. S. Thomas, and S. B. Hooker. 2014. Assessment of ocean color data records from MODIS-Aqua in the western Arctic Ocean Proc. Ocean Optics XXII