Christopher Englert, website username login: Cenglert
Member of the following CSDMS groups
- Coastal Working Group
- Marine Working Group
- Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working Group
- Human Dimensions Focus Research Group
Signed up for the mailing list: yes
CSDMS tools are going to be a great resource for me as I work to complete my masters project. We have mapped an artificial reef site on the inner continental shelf with five repeat Multibeam and sidescan surveys from ship and AUV platforms. There is clear evidence of scour around the 900+ reef objects, especially post Hurricane Sandy and multiple Nor'easters. I have a good and growing background in Matlab and Python and some C++, yet I have found I still struggle with understanding some concepts in computer science such as model compiling and optimization (especially for a multi-processor cluster or supercomputer). Colleagues at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping have been developing great visualization tools, which I have starting working on for my masters. We have run some simple models in COAWST, yet I realize we need to move into more advanced modeling. By removing the concern, time, and effort to couple models and with high-power computing resources, CSDMS tools will greatly advance our goals of taking coupled modeled results into our developing visualization products. I also expect the growing collaboration in CSDMS community will again find me using these resources in my future career - in whatever surface dynamics projects I become involved. It was a great surprise to come across this resource at a key time in my developing career.