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Nora M. Nieminski

Nora M. Nieminski

Coastal Hazards Program Manager

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, tectonics, photogrammetry, geohazards, and outreach

Education and/or Training

Ph.D. 2017, Stanford University - Geological & Environmental Sciences
B.S. 2011, University of Utah - Geology
B.A. 2011, University of Utah - French

Projects and/or Research Interests

Nora manages the State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Coastal Hazards Program, which aims to enhance decision making support for coastal geohazard response and resource management by providing Alaskans with sound scientific investigations of coastal processes and change. Nearly 150 communities in Alaska are threatened by flooding, erosion, and permafrost degradation. The Program currently focuses on baseline data collection, statewide flooding & erosion assessments, community-based monitoring, event response, improving data accessibility, and developing exciting future directions of research.

Nora's research interests involve source-to-sink sediment transport, coastal and marine depositional systems, and linking the stratigraphic record to geologic hazards.

Professional Experience

2023-present, Coastal Hazards Program Manager, Alaksa Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Anchorage, AK
2019-2022, Mendenhall Research Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA
2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University / Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, CA
2017, Lecturer, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

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