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Michael Smith

Acoustic & Scientific Software Engineer
Office S122C

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

603.862.1581 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Michael came to CCOM in 2016 as a master’s student in Ocean Engineering/ Ocean Mapping. His master’s thesis was focused on quantifying the radiation patterns of deep water multibeam echosounders for calibration and impact assessment. Prior to joining the Center, Michael graduated the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program (IEP) with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering and a B.A. in Spanish. His time in IEP placed him in internships aboard the E/V Nautilus and the University of Las Palmas AUV team.

As an engineer for CCOM, Michael is involved with a number of projects related to deep and shallow water multibeam echosounders. His work includes the development of open-source software solutions for hydrographic surveying and MBES backscatter processing. He continues to expand his thesis work on deep-water multibeam sound source verification and assessment. Michael has also worked on shallow water multibeam echosounder calibration methodologies, both in the acoustic tank and in field. Michael greatly enjoys time out at sea, having participated in a number of research and mapping cruises.

In his free time, Michael enjoys surfing, kayaking, spearfishing, skateboarding, and snowboarding.