Cedric Robert Mann, physical oceanographer (born at Auckland, New Zealand 14 February 1926; died at Sidney, BC 15 October 2009). Dr Cedric Mann came to Canada in 1949 to study physics at the University of British Columbia and was involved in marine acoustics research (1953-61) at the Naval Research Establishment, Dartmouth, NS. He initiated, developed and led the deep-sea OCEANOGRAPHY program of the Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory at the BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY (1961-75) and was director of the laboratory (1975-78).

Director general of the Bedford Institution (1978-79), he was appointed director general of the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Pat Bay, BC, in 1979, retiring in 1986. He was best known for his work on the Gulf Stream system, oceanic silicate distributions, the overflow of deep water in Denmark Strait, and his leadership of the HUDSON '70 EXPEDITION around the Americas. In 1974 and 1975 he undertook a study of physical and chemical oceanography in Canada and after the mid-1970s became active in the organization of climate research and as chairman of the Sea Use Council (1981-86). He was awarded the J.P. Tully Medal by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in 1994.