Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography

Fall 2012 Seminar Series


LT Abigail Higgins
NOAA Atlantic Hydrographic Branch

Monday, September 17, 2012
3:30 PM
Room 3200, Innovation Research Park Building I


NOAA's Office of Coast Survey produces nautical chars and services to move commerce and to protect life and property at sea. The NOAA hydrographic fleet has four survey ships and six small boat teams dedicated to ocean mapping. These survey vessels use a variety of mapping technologies, including sidescan sonars, multibeam sonars, phase differencing bathymetric sonars, LIDAR, and AUVs. In addition, satellite altimetry is used to acquire ocean basin bathymetry. Understanding the strengths and limitations of each ocean mapping technology is important for acquiring data that is both pertinent and useful for multiple applications.


LT Abigail Higgins received a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in 2003 and a M.S. in Hydrographic Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2012. She is the Chief of NOAA's Atlantic Hydrographic Branch in Norfolk, Virginia and has previously served on NOAA's hydrographic and oceanographic research vessels.

Reception before seminar at 3:00 PM

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