Libe Washburn is an oceanographer and professor working at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Geography. He is also affiliated with the Marine Science Institute (MSI) and is currently chair of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Marine Science. His main research interests focus on interdisciplinary links between ocean circulation processes and marine communities in a variety of ocean environments. Washburn's research is based on primarily observations and he employs a variety of approaches in his work including high frequency (HF) radar for mapping surface currents. Results of his work related to HF radar and other projects are available at http://www.icess.ucsb.edu/iog/realtime/index.php.