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A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone: National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting
Oceanographer of the Navy and Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.
Paul R. Boudreau, Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Paul Boudreau received his M.S. in ecology from Dalhousie University. He is currently manager of the Habitat Management Division of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Mr. Boudreau’s research interests include habitat and population production in freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems and environmental impact assessment, which includes development, application, and analysis associated with mapping marine benthic habitats. He holds numerous committee positions, including membership on the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea Working Group on Marine Habitat Mapping.
Thomas S. Chance, C&C Technologies. Thomas Chance received his M.S. degrees in geodesy and industrial administration from Purdue University. He is founder and president of C&C Technologies, a hydrographic and land-surveying company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Chance is a member of the Hydrographic Society, the Institute of Navigation, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the Marine Technology Society. His expertise includes surveying for the submarine telecommunications industry, the offshore oil industry, and the U.S. government (including NOAA and the USGS). Mr. Chance served on the President’s Panel for Ocean Exploration. He also participated in the Global Ocean-floor Mapping Project workshop.
Charles H. Fletcher, University of Hawaii. Charles Fletcher received his Ph.D. in geology, with a concentration in coastal sedimentology and Pleistocene-Holocene sea level change, from the University of Delaware. Dr. Fletcher is currently a professor of geology and geophysics in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii. His research interests include coastal sedimentary geology, which focuses on sediment budgets, sea-level history, erosion and accretion patterns, hazards, shelf sedimentation, and coastal zone management. Dr. Fletcher also has an interest in carbonate reefs, reef history, remote sensing, and habitat mapping. In 2001, Dr. Fletcher received the Robert W. Clopton Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.
Holly Greening, Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Holly Greening received her M.S. from Florida State University. She has been a senior scientist at the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program since 1991. Ms. Greening’s responsibilities include coordinating state, federal, and university researchers and resource managers investigating impacts to the natural