Edward Cloutis

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Ed Cloutis


  • Space Science
Areas of Expertise:
  • Planetary Exploration
  • Planetary Science
  • Remote Sensing
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

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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2021 NSERC Discovery Grants support UWinnipeg research

UWinnipeg researchers Dr. Ed Cloutis, Dr. Talal Halabi, Dr. Lucas Mol, and Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel recently received NSERC Discovery Grants and...

UWinnipeg team supports search for signs of life on Mars

Dr. Ed Cloutis was thrilled when NASA’s Perseverance Rover touched down on Mars last week, a moment captured in a series of photos and videos that...

Geographer’s NASA asteroid mission results in publication

Dr. Ed Cloutis and his team at UWinnipeg is part of an international mission involved with the the NASA OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission...

UWinnipeg receives NSERC grants to advance research

UWinnipeg received research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada that will enable over $917,000 in research...