Tom Dakin is the sensor technologies development officer at Ocean Networks Canada's Innovation Centre. Tom manages the sensors and instrumentation portfolio which includes the Technology Demonstration Facility. The primary function of the facility is to help ocean instrument manufacturers develop, improve and demonstrate their technologies. Previously Tom spent 17 years as the research and development manager at AML oceanographic, designing deep ocean instruments and sensors. He also spent 12 years in the military primarily in submarine detection.
Tom is presently working on a PhD in earth and ocean sciences at the University of Victoria. His research focus is the development of an insitu seawater density sensor to support the new thermodynamic equation of state for seawater, TEOS-10.