Michael Sayers

Michael Sayers


  • Research Scientist, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
  • PhD, Optical Oceanography
  • MS, Geographic Information Systems
  • BS, Geography

Areas of Expertise

  • Ocean Optics
  • Ocean Color Remote Sensing
  • Radiative Transfer Modeling
  • Bio-optical Modeling
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • In situ Optical Instruments and Measurements

Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing of Great Lakes Water Quality
  • Bio-optical Algorithm Development
  • Designing Low-cost Radiometric Instrumentation
  • Freshwater Phytoplankton Production
  • Harmful Algal Bloom Ecology
  • Characterization of Great Lakes Optical Properties