Tactical Airborne Oil Spill Remote Sensing: POSEIDON, a New Operational Approach

An overview of currently existing oil spill remote sensing technology such as infrared/ultraviolet line scanners, microwave radiometers, laser fluorosensors and radar systems; and a focus on the operational approach adopted during oil spill detection, that includes three basic steps: synoptic overview of the spill, near range analysis, data processing and data communication.

Autonomous Vehicles and Multi-Platform Coastal Ocean Observatory During Hurricane Harvey (2017)

Eller O&M Bldg., Room 807

Dr. Steven F. DiMarco Professor & Ocean Observing Team Lead Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M University Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport Texas as a Category 4 storm on 25 August 2017. The ocean observing network in the western Gulf of Mexico, comprised of the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS), autonomous ocean vehicles, and shipboard observations reported oceanographic conditions throughout the summer of 2017. These include pre-storm conditions, direct storm

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Hurricane Evacuation Studies: Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend Studies

Eller O&M Bldg., Room 807

Alex Abuabara PhD Student, Urban Planning Texas A&M University This presentation will briefly show how the demarcation of new hurricane evacuation zones on the Texas coast are developed. In order to minimize the populational exposure to the risk presented by hurricanes, both physical and social vulnerability are considered. In a basic approach, evacuation zones are derived from expected surge inundation due to hurricanes. However, many nuances have to be considered

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Coastal Wave, Surge, and Sediment Transport Predictions over Galveston Bay: Application to Environmental Health

Eller O&M Bldg., Room 807

Dr. James Kaihatu Professor & Associate Department Head for Research Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University   Abstract: A recently-established Superfund research center at Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine is centered on the toxicological and environmental effects of contaminated sediment movement and deposition in the vicinity of Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel. In such a scenario, sediment from capped sites in Galveston Bay would

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Phytoplankton Productivity in Bays along the Gulf and its Linkage to River Discharge

Eller O&M Bldg., Room 807

Dr. Huilin Gao Associate Professor Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University Abstract: To better manage coastal ecosystems, long term historical records and seasonal predictions of Chlorophyll-a concentrations (an indicator of phytoplankton productivity) are both important. Meanwhile, river discharge, which is influenced by climate change, urbanization, and flow regulation, can affect phytoplankton productivity. First, we demonstrate the capability of using satellite remote sensing to generate long term, spatially distributed records

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TAMU Interactive Charrette: Leveraging Geospatial Digital Transformation

MSC Room 2406A

Dr. Stacey D. Lyle Assistant Professor of Practice Department of Geography, Texas A&M University Charrette brainstorming on using Geospatial Technology to Solve Scientific Challenges. “Digital Transformation the new industry currency”: The economic reality where technology disrupts workflows to actionable intelligent solutions. Team science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different fields. Geospatial Technologies: UAS/Drones, Geiger Lidar, eCognition,

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Seafloor Digital Elevation Models: Creation and Analysis of Environmental Features

MSC Room 2406A

Dr. Niall Slowey Professor Dept. of Oceanography Texas A&M University Geospatial Technology Showcase Techniques for election and processing high-resolution sonar data Use of seafloor bathymetry and acoustic backscatter information to investigate marine geological and other environmental processes Seafloor digital elevation models as basis for understanding coral reef processes and managing of reef resources Seafloor bathymetry: a key parameter for interpretation of the International Law of the Sea Dr. Niall Slowey

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From Ground to Air: Coupling Field Measurements with Airborne Remote Sensing Using Autonomous Small Unmanned Air Systems

MSC Room 2406A

Dr. Ryan Ewing | Associate Professor, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University Dr. Anthony Filippi | Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, Texas A&M University Dr. John Valasek | Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University                       Geospatial Technology Showcase The ability to conduct useful science under the framework of precision agriculture is not only dependent upon the collection of high-quality, usable data on plants,

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