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U.S. coastal mapping expert presents on Hurricane Sandy’s devastation

06 May 2013 2:53 PM | Lucie Kendell

Dartmouth, NS – An American expert in the field of coastal mapping will offer his findings on the destruction Hurricane Sandy had on coastal habitats along the Northeastern United States October 2012.

Dr. John Brock, staff scientist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program at the National Centre in Virginia, will present on his work on U.S. coastal hazards and how to protect coastal habitats from super storms in the Presentation Theatre at NSCC's Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm

The discussion will offer:

·         A visual tour of “Superstorm Sandy’s” impacts on urban and natural areas along the New York and New Jersey shoreline

·         A demonstration of the role coastal elevation mapping through airborne laser imaging detection and ranging (lidar) equipment plays in preparing for and responding to the landfall of major hurricanes

·         A lidar mapping and USGS Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar-B outline

·         Early results from USGS coastal airborne lidar response to the landfall of Hurricane Sandy on the US Northeast Coast

Dr. Brock’s research has included co-operative efforts between the USGS, NASA and the National Park Service to create new remote sensing-based capabilities for coastal studies and natural resources management and applications of that work on national seashores.  Dr. Brock is familiar with province having received his post-doctorate at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth.


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