Douglas Bancroft OMM CD MSc served as Director General of the Canada Center for Remote Sensing with Natural Resources Canada. He initally joined the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC), Environment Canada in 1981, and then served progressively in several weather centres. He eventually became Officer-in-Charge of the west coast Meteorology and Oceanography Centre. He was promoted to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in 2000 as a Senior Science Advisor and in 2003 was promoted again to the position of the national DFO Director of Oceanography and Climate Science. Doug returned to MSC in 2006, as the Director of the Canadian Ice Service, and Co-Director of the Canada-United States North American Ice Service.
Doug is President of EO DVC LTD, an earth observation consulting company, serves on three Board of Directors including NorthStar Space Data Inc., and is a Visiting Scientist at the School of Earth and Ocean Science, University of Victoria; In addition to his civil service career, Doug was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy (reserve) for thirty eight years. He has commanded six HMC Ships for various periods at sea, Port Security Unit Four and HMCS CARLETON (Canada's largest naval reserve division). Doug holds a BSc in Physics, a specialised undergraduate diploma in meteorology, and an MSc in Physical Oceanography.