Dawn Wright is chief scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka Esri), a world-leading geographic information system (GIS) software, research and development company. She came to ESRI after 17 years as a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University and maintains an affiliated faculty appointment there within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. As Esri chief scientist, she aids in strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while also representing Esri to the national/international scientific community.
Her lecture titled “Swells, Soundings, and Sustainability in the Ocean,” explains how modern-day mapping systems have become increasingly intelligent. These systems are changing what we measure, how we analyze, what predictions we make, how we plan and regulate, how we design, how we evaluate and ultimately how we manage it all. And yet “here be Monsters!” There remain compelling challenges in coping with both the over abundance and paucity of data in the ocean, its multidimensionality and how to make it accessible to the myriad audiences in great need of it.
There will be a reception with light refreshments at 3 p.m. The Lecture starts at 3:30 p.m.
More information is at: https://www.umass.edu/events/bromery-lecture-geosciences