Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Victoria received her B.S. and M.S. in Oceanography from the University of Connecticut, where she concentrated on fisheries ecology and hydroacoustic survey methods. Her research focused on the development of ecological survey methods using high-resolution imaging sonars, particularly the quantification of predation rates and behavior in commercially valuable fisheries species over broad time scales with implications for ecosystem-based fisheries management. Before coming to CCOM, she worked with NOAA NMFS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developing programs for processing imaging sonar data with target detection and tracking capabilities, as well as developing algorithms and best-practices for the large scale batch processing and analysis of fisheries survey acoustic data. Her current research is focused on assessing the applications and limitations of rapidly-collected topobathymetric lidar in the wake of major weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, as well as on assessing and developing methods for mapping habitats using remote sensing data (specifically lidar, sonar, and hyperspectral imagery) and object-based image analysis.
Victoria enjoys hiking with her dogs (and husband), eventing with her retired race horse, and mountain biking.