Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Briana Sullivan was hired in 2005 as a Research Scientist in the Visualization Lab. She works on the “Chart of the Future” related project with research focused on value added nautical charts.
Electronic Charting, e-Navigation, User Interfaces
Her focus includes supplementary data to the charts including:
* Local Notice to Mariners
* the Coast Pilot/Sailing Directions
* Chart 1/INT 1 (symbols)
* Rules and Regulations
* the Light List
* and other marine related data
Her aim is to find optimal data structures for the supplemental data as well as innovative ways to display that data within the context of a nautical chart. She has prototypes for her work at her website most notably ChUM - the Chart Update Mashup that brings the Local Notice to Mariners together with a nautical chart in a Google Maps interface.
Actively involved in the S-100 - The IHO Universal Hydrographic Data Model development, she serves on several of the International Hydrographic Organization’s (IHO) working groups including:
* Nautical Information Provision Working Group (NIPWG)
* Tides, Water-levels and Currents Working Group (TWCWG)
She also serves as liaison to the U.S. and Brazilian members of The Joint WMO-IOC (World Meteorological Organization – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) S-412 (Met-Ocean data) working group for portrayal recommendations.
Her platform of choice is the web with a focus on:
* the semantic web
* Google Maps API
* but she also programs in C/C++ and some python, JAVA and openGL.
B.S., Computer Science - UMASS, Lowell
M.S., Computer Science - UNH (under the supervision of Colin Ware in 2004).
Her master’s thesis involved linking audio and visual information in a virtual underwater kiosk display that resulted in an interactive museum exhibit at the Seacoast Science Center.