Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Paul Johnson has an M.S. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he studied the tectonics and kinematics of the fastest spreading section of the East Pacific Rise, Southwest of Easter Island. Since finishing his masters, he has spent time in the remote sensing industry as a scientist processing and visualizing hyperspectal imagery associated with coral reefs, forestry, and downed aircraft detection. More recently, he was the interim director of the Hawaii Mapping Research Group at the University of Hawaii where he specialized in the acquisition, processing, and visualization of data from both multibeam mapping systems and towed near bottom mapping systems. Paul started at CCOM in June of 2011, where he is now hoping that the winters will not be too bad.