Christopher E. Parrish

Affiliate Professor of Ocean Engineering and Earth Sciences

Research Areas

Remote sensing, geospatial technologies, coastal change, shoreline mapping, coastal management, benthic habitat mapping

Research Emphasis

Advanced remote sensing tools and techniques, including topographic-bathymetric lidar, full-waveform lidar algorithms, multi- and hyperspectral imagery, radiometric calibration, and sensor fusion. Application of geospatial technologies to understand and predict coastal impacts of climate change, map and model benthic habitats, and support coastal zone management. Modeling and communicating uncertainties in shoreline and other coastal geospatial data to support coastal managers and policy makers.

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 7/896-07
  • OE 7/895.03: Coastal Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing Module of Fundamentals of Ocean Mapping (co-teach with Shachak Pe'eri)
Phone: 
603.862.0250

Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
24 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824

Research Areas: 
Ocean Engineering
Ocean and Seafloor Mapping
Sonar Imaging