Don Atwood, PhD, is Manager of the Remote Sensing Support Center at the Alaska Satellite Center, where he is responsible for supporting the U.S. SAR community and contributing to special projects in remote sensing.

Atwood began his career at Bell Laboratories and Raytheon Research Division in the field of microlithography. He then developed underwater navigational systems at MIT Sea Grant. In 1995, he went to work for Raytheon, first as technical advisor for international environmental programs, then as a manager in atmospheric remote sensing at Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2000, he became Director of Science Support for the U.S. Antarctic Program. He earned a degree in physics from MIT.