Tom Duck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and is a specialist in atmospheric remote sensing. He is a co-founder of the Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC) and was an International Science Team Co-Investigator on the 2008 Phoenix Mars Scout mission. In recent years he has been an advocate for science and evidence-based decision making. His work on raising awareness about federal government cutbacks and the loss of scientific capacity at Environment Canada was recognized by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society with the 2011 Neil J. Campbell medal.