Area of Expertise
Baseline Mapping; Land Surface Dynamics and Predictive Modeling

Dean Gesch works for the USGS and is involved in the Tampa Bay Integrated Science Study's baseline mapping, land surface dynamics and predictive modeling, and hazards vulnerability studies. This study team will perform geographical analysis of the current and predicted future risk to the population and built environment from major hazards as a demonstration of decision support and query capabilities. These natural hazards may include hurricanes, storm surges, coastal erosion, or floods and their potential impacts on the Tampa Bay watershed.