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Bathymetric maps are increasingly important tool for public and private sectors. A panel of experts will discuss how these tools and innovations are making a difference for stakeholders of all sizes.
Jim Van Rens
Senior Vice President & Strategic Advisor, RIEGL USA
James Van Rens is the Senior Vice President of RIEGL USA, the North American office for RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, which is recognized as the performance leader in the mobile mapping, civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, unmanned, hydrographic, bathymetric, mining and terrestrial based industries. Mr. Van Rens holds a combination BA/BS degree from Marquette University and has over thirty years of experience in remote sensing, 3D mapping, and LiDAR technology.
Vice President, Airborne Bathymetric LiDAR, Geospatial Content Solutions Division, Hexagon
With 20 years of experience, working with various airborne technologies, Anders Ekelund serves as Vice President for airborne bathymetric LiDAR of the Hexagon’s Geospatial Content Solutions Division. In this role, he is responsible for developing competitive solutions and services for customers in the bathymetric industry. Previous to the acquisition by Hexagon in 2013, Ekelund was Managing Director of the Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB), a company developing, producing and distributing airborne bathymetric LiDAR systems and software solutions.
Chief Hydrographer, Woolpert
Carol Lockhart is a well-known and highly respected expert in the hydrographic and bathymetric surveying profession and is skilled in the development of processing workflows for new technology and management of large volume datasets for a wide range of hydrographic surveying projects. Her strong technical background in all aspects of hydrographic/bathymetric surveying is unparalleled in the industry as she brings her expertise in business development; technical support; QA/QC; processing data and analysis; charting; GIS; and data visualization.
Working with bathymetric LiDAR surveys since 2001, Ms. Lockhart has experience in numerous systems including the SHOALS-400; SHOALS-1000T; LADS Mk II; Riegl VQ-820G; Leica Chiroptera I, II, and 4X; and HawkEye II, 3 and 4X. Ms. Lockhart is a former member of NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel and a member of the Hydrographic Society of America. She is also a recipient of the Lt. Cmdr. Peter Johnson Best Practices Award for her work with JALBTCX for greatly improving the HawkEye II processing workflow, which reduced the data processing time by over 75%. Most recently she was awarded the Sebastian Sizgoric Technical Achievement Award for her work with multiple bathymetric LiDAR systems.
Carla Lauter, Editorial Analyst
Carla Lauter is the editor of Geo Week News. Before joining Diversified Communications, Carla spent 10 years on NASA and National Science Foundation funded projects focusing on Earth science communication. She has worked on web-based outreach and online interactives for NASA Earth Science, including products for satellite missions measuring sea level, salinity and hyperspectral ocean color.