Dr. David Demer earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from University of Arizona in 1986, worked as a Product Engineer for Intel Corporation from 1986 to 1989, received a Hertz Foundation Fellowship in 1989, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Applied Ocean Science
/ ECE from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California at San Diego in 1994. He began his career with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) as a Research Engineer with the Antarctic Ecosystems Research Division in 1990. He became the
Leader of SWFSC’s Advanced Survey Technologies Program (AST) in 1999, a Research Associate with the Marine Physical Laboratory at SIO in 2000, a Research Associate with the Integrative Oceanography Division at SIO in 2007, Guest Editor for the ICES Journal of Marine Science (JMS) in 2009, Review Editor for
the JMS in 2012, and Senior Scientist at the SWFSC in 2010. Presently, he continues to lead the AST, acoustic-trawl surveys of fish and zooplankton, and the development and application of new marine and riverine sampling instruments and techniques. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Demer has designed and conducted investigations
of zooplankton and fish stocks, predator-prey interactions, and ecosystems along the west coast of North America from the Sea of Cortes to the Bering Sea; along the east coast from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Maine; in the Irish, Ligurian, and Red Seas, off South Africa, and in the Southern Ocean.