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Public lecture NSCC Waterfront

05/07/2013 7:00 pm

There will be a Public Lecture at NSCC Waterfront Campus Theatre, Tues. May 7, 7:00 pm (45 min) “Responding to Hurricane Sandy with a New Experimental Airborne Topobathymetric Lidar for Mapping the Dynamic Beach Front
by Dr. John Brock from the United States geological survey, Reston Virginia.

Dr. Brock is a staff scientist for lidar for the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program at the National Center in Reston, VA, near Washington, DC. Prior to that he served as a research scientist at the USGS St. Petersburg Centre for Marine Sciences, Florida where he developed lidar techniques to study coral reefs in the Caribbean and change along coastal barrier islands and wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to that he worked for NOAA in South Carolina to establish a remote sensing program to support coastal managers. His research has included cooperative efforts between the USGS, NASA and the National Park Service (NPS), to create new remote sensing-based capabilities for coastal studies and natural resources management, and to apply those capabilities within interdisciplinary research to national seashores. He has some history in Nova Scotia as well, he did his post doc at BIO in 1991-92 using ocean colour remote sensing to estimate basin-scale primary production.

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