Edward Cloutis

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Ed Cloutis


  • Space Science
Areas of Expertise:
  • Planetary Exploration
  • Planetary Science
  • Remote Sensing
Languages Spoken:
  • English
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Dr. Ed Cloutis has over 25 years of expertise in Earth and planetary remote sensing. His research focuses on developing new applications of remote sensing to exploring the surface of the Earth and planets in the solar system, both for geology and the search for extraterrestrial life. He is the founder and Director of the University of Winnipeg's Planetary Spectrophotometer Facility, a state-of-the-art lab dedicated to advancing planetary exploration.

Cloutis is a member of science teams associated with a number of planetary exploration missions, including the NASA-led Dawn asteroid rendezvous mission, the NASA Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) rover, the NASA-CSA OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, and the European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and ExoMars rover. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications.

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NASA research student at UWinnipeg

NASA funded researcher Jess Mollerup, from Western Washington University, has come to work with Dr. Ed Cloutis in his Center for Terrestrial and...

UWinnipeg students participate in moon mission

Seven undergraduate students from UWinnipeg participated in a simulated Canadian Space Agency moon exploration mission.

Newly launched centre home to out-of-this-world research

The newly launched Centre for Terrestrial and Planetary Exploration is home to some out-of-this-world research.

UWinnipeg receives $750,000 in NSERC Grants for research

The University of Winnipeg received research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that will enable...