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Tuesday, September 9 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Coastal Resiliency and Sustainability

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Coastal resiliency and sustainability are currently very hot topics thanks to environmental disasters and political lawsuits. Using GIS to identify the where and when of a shifting coastline can lead to the answers for the how, why and who is responsible for what. This session highlights how two coastal professionals are using GIS to build sustainable and resilient coastlines for Louisiana and beyond.

  • GIS-based Financial Analysis for Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise 
    Jasmine Bird, Blue Marble Geographics, Hallowell, ME 
  • System Engineering Analysis for the Hurricane Surge Defense System of the East Bank of the Greater New Orleans Area
    Ezra Boyd, PhD, DisasterMap.net, LLC, New Orleans, LA 

Moderators
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Doug Adams, GISP

Program Manager GIS/IT, Baltimore County Government
Doug is the Engineering GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works.  Doug is serving as Treasurer on the URISA Board of Director’s.  Doug is an adjunct professor at Towson University where he teaches GIS Database Design.  He is also an instructor at the University of Minnesota Morris Wind STEP program, a two-week study in alternative energy, where he teaches GIS and mentors... Read More →

Speakers
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Jasmine Bird

Application Support Specialist, Blue Marble Geographics
For over two decades, Blue Marble Geographics has been at the forefront of the GIS data processing software business for 20 years. Companies in every corner of the world, who appreciate the importance of maintaining the quality of their critical data, have come to depend on Blue Marble software. Blue Marble is known for coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper and... Read More →
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Ezra Boyd, PhD

Surge Risk Analyst, DisasterMap.net
Ezra Boyd is a hazards geographer and disaster scientist from New Orleans, La. In 2011, he earned his Ph.D. in Geography with a minor in Disaster Science and Management from Louisiana State University. His dissertation presented a comprehensive assessment and analysis of deaths associated with Hurricane Katrina and the catastrophic failure of the Federal levee system for southeast Louisiana. He currently works for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin... Read More →



Tuesday September 9, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oak Alley

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