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More About People in the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division

Mr. Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Anderson manages the water column sonar data stream at NGDC and works closely with personnel from the National Marine Fisheries Science Centers to archive, document and make accessible water column sonar data collected by NMFS and other vessels. Before joining NGDC in 2013, Mr. Anderson worked at Penn State University specializing in data visualization. He received B.A. degrees in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and an M.A. in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mr. Luke Beasley

Luke Beasley is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Beasley works on compiling high-resolution digital elevation models in support of tsunami inundation research. Prior to joining NGDC in 2013, he worked at the US Fish and Wildlife service in Albuquerque, NM. He received his B.S. in Geography and Environmental Resources from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Mr. Aaron Caldwell

Aaron Caldwell is a software developer who joins NGDC as a professional research assistant through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Caldwell develops software for web-based services and applications providing access to the various data products housed in the NGDC archives. He earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University, and both a M.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Mr. John Campagnoli

John Campagnoli is a computer specialist. He is the data manager for global marine geophysical trackline data. Before joining NGDC in 1989, he held various positions in mapping and computer programming at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ms. Kelly Carignan

Kelly Carignan is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Ms. Carignan is a CIRES supervisor and works on compiling high-resolution digital elevation models in support of tsunami inundation research. She received her B.A. in Geography with a minor in Geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006.

Dr. Arnaud Chulliat

Dr. Chulliat is a research associate and Leader of the Global Magnetism Team, collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, Florida State University, before joining the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. There he held a permanent academic position for ten years and was the Director of Magnetic Observatories for seven years, supervising staff and all operations related to the IPGP geomagnetic network. Dr. Chulliat has a B.Sc. in Physics, M.S. in Geophysics, and Ph.D. in Geophysics. He completed the prestigious Habilitation through the University of Paris Diderot.

Mr. Marcus Cole

Marcus Cole is a cartographer and GIS specialist for the Cartographic and Geospatial Technologies Program, NOS. He was hired after serving with the group as an ECO Associate working on the Historical Map Project and assorted GIS programming tasks. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Environmental Science, and M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, focusing on human-environment interactions and GIS.

Ms. Paula Dunbar

Paula Dunbar is a physical scientist working on natural hazards. She manages the distribution and archive of the historical tsunami event, significant earthquake, and significant volcanic eruptions databases. Ms. Dunbar has developed web-based educational tools such as an online Kid's Hazards Quiz and interactive maps. She has also worked on GIS-based hazard assessment projects such as earthquake loss estimation and tsunami vulnerability analysis. She is particularly interested in the use of historical tsunami event data and information for tsunami hazard assessment and mitigation at the local, regional, and national levels.

Ms. Dunbar is a member of the IUGG Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GeoRisk) and a member and Secretary of the IUGG Joint Tsunami Commission. Prior to joining NGDC in 1991, she worked for the NOAA/Space Environment Services Center and the USGS/National Earthquake Information Center. Ms. Dunbar received a B.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado and a M.S. in Earth Sciences from Colorado State University.

Dr. Barry Eakins

Dr. Eakins is a marine geophysicist and Scientific Lead for the MGG Division, collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Dr. Eakins is Team Lead for one of seven ECS regions. His other current research efforts focus on the development of high-resolution digital elevation models that integrate coastal bathymetric and topographic data, in support of tsunami inundation modeling for select U.S. coastal regions. Dr. Eakins joined NGDC in 2006. He served 6 years in the U.S. Navy, specializing in oceanography and anti-submarine warfare, before obtaining his B.A. in Geology from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Ms. Jennifer Henderson Jencks

Jennifer Jencks is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Ms. Jencks is the manager of NGDC's marine seismic data and focuses on supporting the identification, acqusition, documentation and evaluation of seismic data for the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) project. She is Team Lead for one of seven ECS regions. Before joining NGDC in 2007, Ms. Jencks worked for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and for a geophysical consulting firm in California. She earned her B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Mississippi and M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

Mr. Elliot Lim

Elliot Lim is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Lim provides data processing, modeling, and imaging support, for both the ECS project and developing high-resolution digital elevation models of potential tsunami inundation areas. He earned his B.A. in geography with a minor in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Mr. Matthew Love

Matthew Love is a digital elevation model developer who joins NGDC as a professional research assistant through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Love evaluates VDatum, NOAA's vertical datum transformation software tool, developing high-resolution digital elevation models in support of tsunami inundation modeling for select U.S coastal regions. He received his B.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University.

Dr. Stefan Maus

Dr. Maus is a research associate on the Global Magnetism Team, collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. His research interests are analysis of satellite magnetic data and geomagnetic field modeling, including the main magnetic field from the Earth's core, global and regional lithospheric magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction in the Earth and oceans, and ionospheric and magnetospheric currents and fields.

Dr. Maus was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Earth Sciences, Leeds, UK. He also did project work for BGR Hannover and was a DFG Habilitation Fellow and lecturer at the University of Braunschweig. His most recent work before joining NGDC was as a scientist at GFZ Potsdam and lecturer at Free University Berlin. Dr. Maus earned his Mathematics Vordiplom (B.Sc.) and Geophysics Diplom (M.Sc.) in Munich and his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Ms. Heather McCullough

Heather McCullough is a physical scientist. Ms. McCullough is a data manager in natural hazards and maintains the hazards web pages. She works on the historical earthquake and tsunami archive and manages the hazards image database. She also assists with technical report editing and provides management support for the MGG Division Chief. She received her B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and both her M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Ms. Susan McLean

Susan McLean is a physical scientist, and is Chief of the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division (MGGD). In addition to marine geology and geophysics, the MGG Division also manages digital elevation models, natural hazards and global magnetism data, and is the data management lead for the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project. Ms. McLean worked the last 20 years managing the geomagnetic data archive and developing models and products based on magnetic observatory, repeat station, airborne, and satellite observations. Ms. McLean's past experience includes two years as the acting Division Chief of NGDC's Solid Earth Geophysics Division and program lead for NGDC's Tsunami, Geomagnetism, and Continuously Operating Receiving Station (CORS) West projects. She received her B.A. in Geochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Mr. Evan McQuinn

Evan McQuinn is a software developer who joins NGDC as a professional research assistant through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado. Mr. McQuinn works on the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project, and natural hazards databases, contributing his software design and implementation expertise to support the development of web-based services and applications providing access to the various data products housed in the NGDC archives. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Mr. Dan Metzger

Dan Metzger is a software developer working on geomagnetic data systems, collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) through the University of Colorado. Mr. Metzger recently retired as the long-term manager and primary author/developer of NGDC's marine trackline geophysical data systems. His GEODAS software has been installed all over the world as a standard for geophysical data management and access, and he continues to adapt GEODAS, incorporating new technologies and data types, maintaining it as a premiere system for geophysical data viewing, quality control, editing and access. Prior to joining NGDC in 1976, he was a geophysicist with the US Naval Oceanographic Office, conducting worldwide geophysical surveys. He earned his B.S. in Earth and Space Science from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Mr. Brian Meyer

Brian Meyer is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Meyer is the global magnetism data manager. He works on ingesting, processing, and archiving aeromagnetic and marine magnetic tracklines in support of high-resolution geomagnetic modeling. He received his B.A. in Geology with a specialization in Geophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ms. Carla Moore

Carla Moore is a geologist, and the NGDC data manager for marine geology. She maintains the IOCM website, mgg web pages, list servers, and geology databases, including the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS), and maintains the NGDC parallel archive of core data for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Past duties included ODP Science Measurements Panel liaison 1997-2000, Information Handling Panel 1994-1996, and JANUS database steering committee 1994-1998; SEPM Computer Applications Committee 1996-1998(Chair 1997-1998); International Marine Minerals Society corresponding secretary 1989-1994. Before joining NGDC in 1976, Ms. Moore worked for the USGS. She earned her B.S. and M.A. in Geology from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. George Mungov

Dr. Mungov is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. His current research is focused on processing of Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) data. Prior to working with NGDC, Dr. Mungov was with the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, Sofia, Bulgaria, and with the Institute of Ocean Sciences, British Columbia, Canada. His Ph.D. is in Oceanography from the State Hydrometeorological University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Dr. Manoj Nair

Dr. Nair is a research associate in global magnetism, collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) through the University of Colorado. His research interests include analysis of satellite and ground magnetic data, time series analysis, electromagnetic induction in the Earth and oceans, and equatorial ionospheric currents and fields. Prior to working with NGDC, Dr. Nair was with the National Geophysical Research Institute, India and the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany. He earned his B.Sc. from the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, his M.S. in Marine Geophysics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, and his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Ms. Kimberly Nye

Kimberly Nye is office manager for NGDC's Information Services Division and Marine Geology and Geophysics Division. Past duties included administrative support for NGDC's Solar Terrestrial Physics Division and Paleoclimatology group (now part of NCDC). Ms. Nye represents NGDC as an active member on the Boulder Labs Diversity Council where she has served in the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary. She has previously served as a representative from NGDC on the NESDIS EEO and Diversity Council. Ms. Nye earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

LCDR Daniel Price

LCDR Price is a NOAA Corps officer and the NGDC Bathymetric Data Acquisition Program Manager. His responsibilities include coordination and management of bathymetric data stream agreements for seafloor and subsurface data gathered by the United States and members of the international hydrographic community. Before LCDR Price joined NGDC in 2011, he was Executive Officer on NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana. He has also served as a port engineer, operations officer on NOAA Ship Delaware II, a U.S. Navy oceanography officer, and a submarine electronics technician. LCDR Price has a B.A. in astronomy with a minor in naval science, and is pursuing a M.S. in computer science.

Mr. Evan Robertson

Evan Robertson is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Robertson manages global multibeam bathymetry data for NGDC. Prior to joining NGDC in 2013, his previous employment involved conducting hydrographic surveys with the final products being used to update nautical charts. He received his B.S. in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and M.S. in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.

LTJG David Rodziewicz

LTJG Rodziewicz is the NOS Hydrographic database manager. He is also the junior NOAA Corps Officer assigned to MGG. Prior to joining NGDC in 2013, LTJG Rodziewicz was previously assigned to the NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson. He spent three seasons operating in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska conducting fisheries surveys for Pollock and Salmon stocks. Before joining the NOAA Corps, he worked two years as a financial analyst, after earning his B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Aaron Sweeney

Dr. Sweeney is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. He manages tide gauge and Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) data. Prior to joining NGDC in 2014, he was a data manager at the Geological Data Center at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, providing navigation data products and quality assessment for the UNOLS Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program and providing IT support for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) . He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and his B.S. in Physics from the State University of New York at Albany.

Mr. Mike Sutherland

Mike Sutherland is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Sutherland provides data processing support in developing high-resolution coastal digital elevation models (DEMs). Prior to joining NGDC in 2012, Mr. Sutherland worked at the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston, SC. He received his M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston.

Mr. Jesse Varner

Jesse Varner is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Varner works on the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) project, and natural hazards databases, also providing GIS/Web services and data imaging support Division-wide.

Dr. Carrie Wall

Dr. Wall is a researcher collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado to develop an active acoustic water column data archive. Her previous research has focused largely on fisheries oceanography and passive and active acoustics. She joined NGDC in 2013, following a post-doctoral appointment in British Columbia. Dr. Wall has two B.S. degrees in Biology and Environmental/Marine Science from Salisbury University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Science with a concentration in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Florida.

Ms. Robin Warnken

Robin Warnken is an oceanographer. Ms. Warnken is Co-Team Leader of the IOCM/ECS Data Team, and the Division Lead for NGDC's data management support of the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project. She is data manager for analog marine geological and geophysical data and recently managed the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP) project to digitize analog marine geophysical records at NGDC. Prior to joining NGDC in 1982, Ms. Warnken was a research associate with CIRES, collaborating with NGDC, and before that was a high school science teacher. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Northwest Missouri State University.

Mr. Adam Woods

Adam Woods is a professional research assistant collaborating with NGDC through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Adam works in the geomagnetism group maintaining the C software for the World Magnetic Model. He earned his B.S. in Physics Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.