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Online: Houston Chapter September Technical Talk - 2:00PM (CDT)

  • September 08, 2020
  • 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online - Register for Teams Link

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The Hydrographic Society of America-Houston Chapter's September Technical Meeting

The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter's September Technical Meeting

Location: Online - Register for meeting link

Speaker - Dr. Rochelle Wigley, University of New Hampshire 

Title: The Nippon Foundation / GEBCO training program alumni - a capacity-building success - as demonstrated by their international impact.

Additional Info: The presentation will focus on the Nippon Foundation / GEBCO training program, describing the training program's goals and successes. The role of alumni in their home countries, as well as within GEBCO and the Seabed 2030 project and ocean mapping in general will be explored. The successful Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE challenge and the establishment of the Map the Gaps NPO and their involvement in the recent SEA-KIT UTAS survey, and other projects, will establish the future direction of this international group of dedicated and passionate ocean mappers.


About the Speaker: Dr. Rochelle Wigley received her PhD in Geological Sciences in 2005 from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), where her studies focused on sediment chemistry for marine sequence stratigraphic studies of condensed sediment records. She is currently Project Director for all Nippon Foundation / GEBCO projects at the University of New Hampshire. She oversees all administrative and management issues related to the Nippon Foundation / GEBCO Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry training program the Center, mentoring the current students and maintaining the international network of program alumni. Dr Wigley has been project director for the Indian Ocean Bathymetric Compilation project since 2012―a multination project whose aim is to assemble, collate, archive and publish all publically-available bathymetric data from all available sources within the Indian Ocean community, utilizing the networks of GEBCO members and scholars. She was also team lead of the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni team, winners of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE challenge.