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Shachak Pe'eri

Affiliate Assistant Research Professor
Office 301.713.0388

NOAA Office of Coast Survey
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dr. Shachak Pe’eri is the chief of NOAA's Coast Survey Development Lab. With more than three years of experience as Coast Survey’s Marine Chart Division Cartographic Support Branch chief and more than eleven years of experience as an associate research professor at the University of New Hampshire, Shachak has a deep knowledge of the current and emerging technologies critical for our mission. He has a Ph.D. in geophysics with extensive post-doctoral experience in coastal and ocean mapping including airborne lidar bathymetry, satellite and aerial remote sensing, and autonomous vessels. Shachak is also committed to the development of employees through the internationally accredited professional cartographic certification program (CAT-B) that he established (and for which he received a NOAA Administrator’s Award last year).

Shachak received his Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from Tel Aviv University, Israel. In 2005, he started his post-doctoral work at UNH's Center of Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) with a Tyco post-doctoral fellowship award then was a research associate professor until 2016. His work at CCOM was in optical remote sensing in the littoral zone with a focus on experimental and theoretical studies of lidar remote sensing (airborne lidar bathymetry, topographic lidar, and terrestrial laser scanning), hyperspectral remote sensing, and sensor fusion. In addition to optical remote sensing, Dr. Pe’eri’s interests are marine cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Shachak Pe’eri is a member of the (American Geophysical Union) AGU and the Ocean Engineering (OE) and Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS) societies of IEEE and of The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA).