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Semme Dijkstra

Clinical Professor
Office 227

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

603.862.0525 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Semme Dijkstra is a clinical professor in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. He holds a Ph.D. in Ocean Mapping from the University of New Brunswick. His thesis work involved artifact removal from multibeam-sonar data and development of an echo-sounder processing and sediment classification system. He is a certified (Cat A) hydrographer from the Netherlands who has worked with the Dutch Navy, Royal Boskalis Westminster Dredging and QPS. From 1996 to 1999, he worked at the Alfred Wegner Institute in Germany where he tasked with mapping of the Weddell sea in Antarctica. His research focuses on applications of single-beam sonars for seafloor characterization, small object detection, and fisheries habitat mapping.

In 2008, Dr. Dijkstra was appointed a full-time instructor and he has taken a much larger role in teaching courses and in evaluating the overall CCOM curriculum. Dijkstra and JHC Co-Director Andy Armstrong prepared the successful IHO/FIG/ICA Category A Course program submissions of the center.