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Richard M. Buzard

Richard M. Buzard

Coastal Hazards Program

Education and/or Training

M.S. 2017, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geology
B.S. 2015, University of Washington Bothell, Environmental Science

Projects and/or Research Interests

Richard is a NOAA Digital Coast Fellow working on storm surge flood mapping in western Alaska. Previously, he worked with DGGS on an Alaska Sea Grant funded project to establish community-based erosion and flood monitoring sites. Richard has developed a broad skillset, ranging from remote sensing and GIS analysis to conducting aerial surveys and working directly with community residents. For his Digital Coast project, he is determining the flood risk categories of individual communities using a combination of fieldwork, storm reports, and GIS techniques. Richard is also developing a tool to visualize storm surge impacts, to be used by the broad range of end-users in the state. The results of this effort will help Alaskans relate storm forecasts to their community, boosting their capacity to prepare for and respond to coastal hazards.

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