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Seamount named after CARIS employee
Date: Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 09:00:00 EDT
Topic: SURVEY NEWS


Seamount named after CARIS employeeHaving a seamount named after you is a rare distinction, and CARIS employee Dan Donnell has received this honour. The Donnell Seamount is located at 50º05.1338"N and 45º21.5796"W and has a summit depth of 1893 meters.



Dan Donnell receives this honour following 40 years of U.S. government service with the Naval Oceanographic Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). At the NGA, Donnell was the key person in developing the workflow within the bathymetry division, and was considered the agency expert on most bathymetric data handling.

Dan Donnell joined CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, in February 2010 and now works on a team with SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) managing the Seafloor Earth Reference System and GNS II.
 

   
An image of the Donnell Seamount as processed using CARIS HIPS and SIPS. The USCGC Healy discovered the seamount in 2000.
 
  Dan Donnell receives a framed image of the seamount bearing his name. From left: Chris Andreasen, NGA Chief Hydrographer; Howard Cohen, NGA Division Head; Dan Donnell, D.O.D. Account Manager; and Paul Cooper, Vice President CARIS USA.      






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