Old Dominion University Elizabeth Smith  
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Elizabeth A. Smith

Research Assistant Professor

M.S., Florida State University (1987)
B.S., University of South Carolina (1982)

Physical Oceanography
Oceanography remote sensing; educational applications of oceanographic and atmospheric satellite data.

Elizabeth Smith is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography at Old Dominion University.  She is the Executive Director of the nascent Chesapeake Bay Observing System, part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, and project coordinator for the Chesapeake Inundation Prediction System.  Ms. Smith has been co-director of the Virginia Regional Competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl since 1998 and has been involved in ocean education, outreach and teacher training through a myriad of projects since coming to ODU.  After receiving a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina and an M.S. in Oceanography from Florida State University , she joined the Satellite Oceanography Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she spent several years working on early generation oceanographic data management systems before coming to ODU in 1993.



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