Brian Calder

CCOM Associate Director
Phone: (603) 862-0526
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824
Brian Calder


  • Ph.D., Image Analysis, Heriot-Watt University
  • M.S., Electronics Communications Eng, Heriot-Watt University

Courses Taught

  • ESCI/OE 874/774/874: Seabed Mapping
  • ESCI/OE 973: Seafloor Characterization
  • OE 774/874: Seabed Mapping
  • OE 874: Seabed Mapping
  • OE 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

O’Heran, C., & Calder, B. (2021). Horizontal Calibration of Vessels with UASs. Marine Geodesy, 44(2), 91-107. doi:10.1080/01490419.2021.1879330

Kastrisios, C., Calder, B., Masetti, G., & Holmberg, P. (2019). Towards automated validation of charted soundings: Existing tests and limitations. Geo-spatial Information Science, 22(4), 290-303. doi:10.1080/10095020.2019.1618636

Calder, B. R. (2019). Parallel variable-resolution bathymetric estimation with static load balancing. Computers & Geosciences, 123, 73-82. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2018.11.011

Calder, B. R., & Rice, G. (2017). Computationally efficient variable resolution depth estimation. Computers & Geosciences, 106, 49-59. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2017.05.013

Gardner, J. V., Armstrong, A. A., & Calder, B. R. (2016). Hatteras Transverse Canyon, Hatteras Outer Ridge and environs of the U.S. Atlantic margin: A view from multibeam bathymetry and backscatter. Marine Geology, 371, 18-32. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.10.015

Fonseca, L., Brown, C., Calder, B., Mayer, L., & Rzhanov, Y. (2009). Angular range analysis of acoustic themes from Stanton Banks Ireland: A link between visual interpretation and multibeam echosounder angular signatures. Applied Acoustics, 70(10), 1298-1304. doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2008.09.008

Gardner, J. V., Calder, B. R., Hughes Clarke, J. E., Mayer, L. A., Elston, G., & Rzhanov, Y. (2007). Drowned shelf-edge deltas, barrier islands and related features along the outer continental shelf north of the head of De Soto Canyon, NE Gulf of Mexico. Geomorphology, 89(3-4), 370-390. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.01.005

Jakobsson, M., Gardner, J. V., Vogt, P. R., Mayer, L. A., Armstrong, A., Backman, J., . . . Kraft, B. (2005). Multibeam bathymetric and sediment profiler evidence for ice grounding on the Chukchi Borderland, Arctic Ocean. Quaternary Research, 63(2), 150-160. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2004.12.004

Gardner, J. V., Dartnell, P., Mayer, L. A., Hughes Clarke, J. E., Calder, B. R., & Duffy, G. (2005). Shelf-edge deltas and drowned barrier–island complexes on the northwest Florida outer continental shelf. Geomorphology, 64(3-4), 133-166. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.06.005

Calder, B. R., & Mayer, L. A. (2003). Automatic processing of high-rate, high-density multibeam echosounder data. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 4(6), n/a. doi:10.1029/2002gc000486

Most Cited Publications