BML - Dr. Kristen D Splinter: "How remote sensing and big data are changing our view of the coast"
From Noah Killeen on August 26th, 2021
About the Speaker:
Dr. Kristen Splinter is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney (Australia). She has completed a PhD in Geological Oceanography from Oregon State University where she used remote sensing tools (cameras) to study sandbar migration. Prior to that, she obtained a MSc in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering (U. Florida) and a BSc (Engineering) in Civil Environmental Engineering (Queen’s University, Canada). Her love of research began as a two-time summer NSERC student during her undergrad and since then her passions for coastal and travel have taken her around the world to study beaches. Kristen has over 20 years of applied and fundamental research experience in the fields of coastal processes and hazards and coastal structures. Her research uses physical and numerical modelling as well as field data collection to better understand coastal processes. Her team pioneers the use of remote sensing in the coastal zone, including lidar, UAVs (drones), video cameras and satellites. Her current interests also include informed data-driven modelling, using the ever expanding data sets that are being created via the Google Earth Engine platform and CoastSat. For more details, please visit: wrl.unsw.edu.au/staff/kristen-splinter
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