Lee Alexander

Research Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Yale University, 1986

Research Areas

Electronic Charting, e-Navigation, Hydrography

Research Emphasis

Lee Alexander is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping – Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire. Previously a Research Scientist with the U.S. Coast Guard, he was also a Visiting Scientist with the Canadian Hydrographic Service. His area of expertise is applied Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) on electronic charting and e-Navigation-related technologies for safety-of-navigation and marine environmental protection. Actively involved in international standards development, he serves on several international committees/working groups including:

  • IMO, Safety-of-Navigation Sub-Committee
  • IHO Hydrographic Systems and Services Committee
  • IALA, e-Navigation Committee

He also serves as a Technical/Strategic Advisor on e-Navigation for the Canadian Coast Guard. Dr. Alexander has published over 150 papers and reports on shipborne and shore-based navigation systems/technologies, and is a co-author of a textbook on Electronic Charting. He received a M.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire, and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is also a Captain (now retired) in the U.S. Navy Reserve.


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

Research Expertise: 
Electronic Charting, e-Navigation, Hydrography
Research Areas: 
Hydrographic Surveying and Charting