Bernard Minster

Bernard Minster

Bernard Minster is a Professor of Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. A civil engineer from the Ecole des Mines de Paris, and a petroleum engineer from the Institut Français du Pétrole (1969), he obtained a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the California Institute of Technology (1974) and a doctorate in Physical Sciences from the Université de Paris VII (1974). Prof. Minster's research interests are centred on seismotectonics, large-scale numerical modelling of earthquakes, and the use of space-based active remote sensing techniques to study the Earth. He is also interested in global data exchange problems. Prof. Minster has chaired various National Research Council (NRC) committees. He chaired the NRC study on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space, and currently chairs the NRC study on Precise Geodetic Infrastructure. He currently serves as Chair of the WDS-SC, as well as on the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Committee