Adjunct Faculty




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Kethley Hall, Suite E


Role in CWC: Data Manager

Position: Data Manager

Education: B.S., Geography, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2001 MAS, Geospatial Information Technologies, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2012

Experience: 2012-present Data Manager, Coastal Waters Consortium/Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium 2010-12 Physical Science Technician, USDA Agricultural Research Service 2009-13 Project Manager/Geospatial Analyst, Delta State University 2007-08 GIS Analyst, NVision Solutions Inc. 2006-07 CHARTS Data Analyst, Fugro Pelagos 2004-06 Cartographer, Tenix LADS Inc. 2003-04 Geospatial Analyst, InTime, Inc. 2002-03 Remote Sensing Analyst, Institute for Technology Development Research Role in Coastal Waters Consortium: Data Manager Development and management of databases to support Coastal Waters Consortium for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). Interfacing with the GoMRI data management team and Principal Investigators to ensure data validation processes, including the integration of internal and external datasets into databases with minimum delay. Assimilation and validation of metadata for datasets to current accepted standards.

Biography: I have a strong background with Geospatial Technologies with experience with many different types of data. The goal I have as Data Manager with CWC is to help society better understand the fragile ecosystem through the research data being created. I believe this will be achieved by ensuring the data is made available as soon as possible in an easily accessible format, and with continued collaboration among all those involved.

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