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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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...

Collaborating with Norway on the High North

A new partnership between The University of Winnipeg and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology draws on complementary expertise...

Launching to an asteroid

UWinnipeg researcher has key role in NASA space mission WINNIPEG, MB –This Thursday, NASA is launching a spacecraft from the Kennedy Space Centre...

Countdown to Mars Mission begins

UWinnipeg Professor Dr. Ed Cloutis' co-designed Martian instrument will launch this Monday, March 14 from Russia.