|Dale Casamatta||Department of Biology
|Courtney Hackney||Coastal Biology Program
Expertise: Previous research on effects of chronic and episotic oil spills on tidal marshes communities. Previous work in both Mississippi and North Carolina.
Potential Contribution to Oil Spill Response: Experience evaluation time to recovery of tidal marshes following oil spills.
|David Jaffee||Department of Sociology and Anthropology
|J. David Lambert||College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Expertise: Director: Environmental Monitoring, Mapping, Analysis, and Planning Systems Lab (EMMAPS Lab). Director: Advance Weather Information Systems Lab (AWIS Lab). GIS expert with over 20 years experience implementing over 200 GIS-related projects. Extensive experience with field data collection methodology design and implementation. Equipped to perform advamced field work with trucks, trailers, off-road vehicle, and specially-equipped mobile lab (modified BlueBird schoolbus with advanced computing).
Potential Contribution to Oil Spill Response: The EMMAPS/AWIS Labs have developed an advanced field data collection system to collect geo-tagged video and images quickly and efficiently. Our Rapid Assessment Team Video Vehicle ("RAT-V2") is a Polaris Ranger equipped with 4 HD-resolution video cameras, GPS, field rugged computers, etc. The system collects 32 GB of HD imagery per hour, processes/archives the imagery, and provides a GIS-centric web site for other researchers to view imagery. Appropriate for long-term monitoring of impacts.
|Daniel Moon||Department of Biology
Expertise: Environmental effects on trophic interactions and community dynamics in coastal and freshwater wetlands.
Potential Contribution to Oil Spill Response: Assessment of ecological impacts of spill and cleanup efforts on biodiversity, trophic interactions, and community dynamics of coastal systems.
|Radha Pyati||Environmental Center
|Cliff Ross||Department of Biology
Expertise: My research merges a diverse array of biochemical, physiological, and ecological methodologies to examine the cellular mechanisms governing stress responses in micro/macro algae, cyanobacteria, seagrasses, and corals.
Potential Contribution to Oil Spill Response: Monitoring for signs of sublethal stress (biochemical and cellular assays)in a diverse array of marine and coastal organisms.
|Patrick Welsh||Taylor Engineering Research Institute
Expertise: Retired Navy Oceanographer (meteorology, acoustics, physical Oceanography) Retired NOAA/ NWS Science Officer 10 years NWS Jacksonville FL, UNF 5 years Systems engineering of Oceanographic/Meteorological sensors with realtime communications.
UNF Rapid Environmental Assessment Team (REAT) with near-realtime pre and post disaster assessment team and geospatially-enabled HD video database from GPS enabled 4 HD camera ATV and still (geocoded 8 megapixel) photography; underwater (shallow water submersible) ROV for video recording in realtime of pre/post disaster estuarine and coastal in-situ habitat status. Currently researching kite and Kitetoon high resolution video adjunct.
Relevant Data Sets: Recent research includes post tornado damage assessment of Bristol Ga tornado and Starke Florida tornado (2009, 2010 respectively).