Ted Scambos is a Senior Research Scientist at the Earth Science Observation Center of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. His research interests include glaciology; remote sensing of the poles; climate change effects on the cryosphere; Antarctic history; geochemistry; and planetary science.

Scambos is a lead principal investigator for the Science Coordination Office of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (SCO project). He and his team will integrate ITGC efforts for efficiency and effectiveness, foster wider scientific collaboration, and deliver crucial science outcomes to key stakeholders.

Scambos is also a co-investigator on the TARSAN project.