Brian Calder

  • Research Associate Professor in Ocean Engineering and CCOM/JHC
  • Associate Director, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

Ph.D. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1997

Research Areas

Automatic hydro-graphic data cleaning, error modeling, propagation and visualization, and adaptive sonar backscatter modeling

Research Emphasis

Brian Calder is the Center's Associate Director. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, completing his thesis on Bayesian methods in Sidescan Sonar processing in 1997. Since then he has worked on a number of signal processing problems, including real-time grain size analysis, seismic processing, and wave-field modeling for shallow seismic applications.

His research interests include methods for error modeling, propagation and visualization, and adaptive sonar backscatter modeling. His work has focused on developing methods for textural analysis of seafloor sonar data, as well as exploring innovative approaches to target detection and seafloor property extraction.

Dr. Calder is currently focusing on statistically robust automated data cleaning approaches and tracing uncertainty in hydrographic data.

Publications

Masetti, Giuseppe, Calder, Brian R, and Alexander, Lee, (2012), Developing a GIS-Database and Risk Index for Potentially Polluting Marine Sites, 2012 Canadian Hydrographic Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, May 15 - May 17. Conference Proceeding

White, Stephen A., Parrish, Christopher E., Calder, Brian R, Pe'eri, Shachak, and Rzhanov, Yuri, (2011), Lidar-Derived National Shoreline: Empirical and Stochastic Uncertainty Analyses, Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 62, p.62-74. Journal Article

Abramova, Anastasia, Lippmann, Thomas C., Calder, Brian R, Mayer, Larry A., and Monahan, Dave, (2011), Comparison and evaluation of publicly available grids in the Arctic, 6th Bathymetric Science Day, GEBCO. Conference Poster

Calder, Brian R, and Rice, Glen A., (2011), Design and Implementation of an Extensible Variable Resolution Bathymetric Estimator, USHydro2011, Tampa, FL, USA, 25-28 April. Conference Proceeding

Gardner, James V., and Calder, Brian R, (2011), U.S. Law of the Sea Cruise to Complete the Mapping of Necker Ridge, Central Pacific Ocean, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC) , p.1-59 . Report Gardner_2011_Cruise_Report_KM1121_NeckerRidge.pdf (2.31 MB)

Parrish, Christopher E., White, Stephen A., Pe'eri, Shachak, Calder, Brian R, and Rzhanov, Yuri, (2010), Modeling uncertainty in the lidar-derived NOAA shoreline, Joint Airborne LIDAR Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise Coastal Mapping and Charting Workshop (JALBTCX), Mobil, AL, USA, May 25 - May 27. Conference Abstract

Kumar, Amaresh M., Pe'eri, Shachak, and Calder, Brian R, (2010), Simulating an Airborne Lidar Bathymetry, Joint Airborne LIDAR Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise Coastal Mapping and Charting Workshop (JALBTCX), Mobil, AL, USA, May 25 - May 27. Conference Abstract

Pe'eri, Shachak, Kumar, Amaresh M., and Calder, Brian R, (2010), Simulating an Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) System, Optical Remote Sensing of the Environment (ORS), Tucson, AZ, USA, Jun 7 - Jun 8. Conference Abstract

Calder, Brian R, (2010), CUBE and Variable Resolution Grids, NOAA Field Procedures Workshop, Seattle, WA, USA, Jan 25 - Jan 29. Conference Presented Only

Parrish, Christopher E., White, Stephen A., Calder, Brian R, and Pe'eri, Shachak, (2010), Stochastic Uncertainty Analysis for Lidar-Derived Shoreline and Comparison with New Experimental Results, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, USA, Feb 22 - Feb 26. Conference Abstract

Trembanis, Art, Mayer, Larry A., Raineault, Nicole, Schmidt, Val E., Rzhanov, Yuri, and Calder, Brian R, (2010), Remote Acoustic Characterization of Seafloor Properties from an AUV, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, USA, Feb 22 - Feb 26. Conference Abstract

Calder, Brian R, (2010), Bathymetric Uncertainty and Composite Products, U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 1 - Nov 4. Conference Presented Only

Parrish, Christopher E., White, Stephen A., Calder, Brian R, Pe'eri, Shachak, and Rzhanov, Yuri, (2010), New Approaches for Evaluating Lidar-Derived Shoreline, Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, Tucson, AZ, USA, Jun 6 - Jun 8. Conference Proceeding Parrish_2010_OSA_New_Approaches_for_Evaluating_Lidar-Derived_Shoreline.pdf (225.23 KB)

Mayer, Larry A., Armstrong, Andrew A., Calder, Brian R, and Gardner, James V, (2010), Seafloor Mapping In The Arctic:Support For a Potential US Extended Continental Shelf, International Hydrographic Review, Volume 3, p.14-23. Journal Article Mayer_2010_IHR_Sea_Floor_Mapping_In_The_Arctic.pdf (684.1 KB)

Gardner, James V., and Calder, Brian R, (2010), U.S. Law of the Sea Cruise to Map the Southern Flank of the Kingman Reef-Palmyra Atoll section of the Line Islands, Equatorial Pacific Ocean, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC) , p.1-81 . Report Gardner_2010_cruise_report_KM1009_Kingman-Palmyra.pdf (4.12 MB)


Phone: 
603.862.0526

University of New Hampshire
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
24 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824

Research Areas: 
Modeling/Statistics
Ocean and Seafloor Mapping
Sonar Imaging