Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Finn Dahl

Senior Associate Scientist, GIS Admin & Developer

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  • Master's in Natural Resource Stewardship: Concentration in Forest Sciences, Colorado State University, In-progress
  • Bachelor's in Geography: Concentration in Geographic Information Systems, Appalachian State University, 1998

Current Research

GIS admin/developer at the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Task Force's project office located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) located at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado.  The ECS Task Force is a multi-agency collaboration between NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and directed by the Department of State (DOS) with contributions from several other U.S. agencies.  GIS activities consist of the handling of more than three million square kilometers of bathymetry data, 28,000+ linear kilometers of seismic data, performing analysis, develping analytical products, and data maintenance activities and processes.

Other duties:  GIS developer on NOAA's Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) data management team based out of the NOAA office located at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Stennis, Mississippi.  I am currently building and maintaining the NOAA NCEI's infrastucture to receive near-real-time data feeds being sent telepresence from NOAA's only research vessel, the Okeanos Explorer, and it's ROV, the Deep Discoverer, which are hosted map feature services avialble on NOAA's Geoplatform.

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Honors and Awards

2021: CIRES Gold Award
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About CECA

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