John Hughes Clarke
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
John Hughes Clarke has recently moved to the University of New Hampshire where he now works as part of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. There he is a Professor jointly appointed in the departments of Earth Sciences and Mechanical Engineering.
For the past 15 years, John was the Chair in Ocean Mapping at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He was a Professor there in the department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering. During that period, he also ran the scientific seabed mapping program on board the CCGS Amundsen undertaking seabed surveys of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. As a compliment to his research and teaching he has acted as a consultant, formally assessing the capability of the hydrographic survey vessels of the New Zealand, Australian, British and Dutch Navies as well as the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office TAGS fleet.
For the past 21 years John, together with three colleagues, has delivered the Multibeam Training Course that is presented globally three times per year. This is the world’s leading training course in seabed survey and is widely attended by international government and commercial offshore survey personnel as well as academics.
John was formally trained in geology and oceanography in the UK and Canada (Oxford, Southampton and Dalhousie). He's spent the last 27 years, however, focusing on ocean mapping methods. His underlying interest lies in resolving seabed sediment transport mechanisms.