Dave Neff serves as Woolpert’s Maritime Market Director within the Geospatial sector. He is an ACSM certified hydrographer who manages hydrographic projects across the United States focusing on Western seaboard and CA coastlines, the gulf regions, as well as international projects including the Marshall Islands. He is highly skilled in the development of processing workflows for new technology and data management of large volume datasets. He has been instrumental in the implementation of autonomous technology in hydrographic workflows since 2015.
Dave has managed and coordinated multiple large scale United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) charting projects with involvement in task order contract negotiation, operations management, vessel mobilization, client correspondence, staff scheduling and management, developing processing workflows, data collection, data processing, QA/QC of hydrographic data, reporting and final data review. Through this effort he completed several nautical charting task orders in the Gulf of Mexico, California, Alaska, and North Carolina from 2015 to 2019. He has also completed large to small scale United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects with involvement in management, vessel mobilization, survey planning, data collection and processing, report writing and product generation. He was heavily involved in the business development and client correspondence at eTrac Inc. (acquired by Woolpert in 2021).