Jonathan Beaudoin has a Ph.D. (2010) in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and Bachelor's degrees in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering (2002) and Computer Science (2002), also from UNB. Having arrived at CCOM in the Spring of 2010, he has carried on in the field of his Ph.D. research, that of estimating sounding uncertainty from measurements of water mass variability. His research plans include an examination of oceanographic databases such as the World Ocean Atlas and the World Ocean Database to see how the data contained in these comprehensive collections can be turned into information that is meaningful to a hydrographic surveyor. Other plans involve assessing how to best acquire, visualize, process, and analyze data from high-resolution underway sound speed sampling systems, again, in terms that are meaningful to a hydrographic surveyor. Jonathan will also be helping out with the Geocoder project, bringing his experience in processing and normalization of backscatter measurements from Kongsberg and Reson multibeam echosounder systems.