APPENDIX A
BIOGRAPHIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CRAIG E. DORMAN (Chairman) was previously Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and is now serving as Deputy Director, Research and Engineering, for Laboratory Management in the Department of Defense. He spent 26 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral after serving as Program Director for Antisubmarine Warfare of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. He also served on underwater demolition teams and as a U.S. Navy SEAL. His distinguished military career includes the honors of Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation and Achievement Medals, among others. Dr. Dorman serves on numerous advisory boards (including the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Board of Trustees), has served on the National Research Council (NRC) Ocean Studies Board, and currently serves on the NRC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Dr. Dorman received his B.S. (geography) from Dartmouth College, an M.S (oceanography) from the Navy Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Joint Program.

SAUL DINMAN is President of Custom Computer Services, a systems integration firm in Waquoit, Massachusetts. He was previously Director of Technology for NAVIONICS, a manufacturer of nautical electronic charts. Mr. Dinman is a computer industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in computers and computer applications, specializing in data-base and local area network architecture. He has held positions at major U.S. corporations, including Digital Equipment Corporation, the Foxboro Company, RCA, and IBM, where he was responsible for computer technology in advanced control technology applications. In addition, he founded GRI Computer Corporation, a company devoted to the design and manufacture of high-performance, 16-bit minicomputers. Mr. Dinman also has extensive experience in technical communications. He was editor-in-chief of the magazine Computer Design, and editorial director of a group of high-technology magazines. Mr. Dinman's background includes marine applications, such as offshore drilling platform automation and research vessel instrumentation, and he is an avid amateur sailor and navigator. He holds a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University and did graduate work in applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

STANLEY K. HONEY is Executive Vice President for Technology of News Corporation Limited and was previously the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Etak, Inc. His present responsibilities include managing the News Technology Group of News Corporation Limited, which develops sophisticated new media technologies. This group includes News Datacom, which develops unique technology in the fields of encryption



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement



Below are the first 10 and last 10 pages of uncorrected machine-read text (when available) of this chapter, followed by the top 30 algorithmically extracted key phrases from the chapter as a whole.
Intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text on the opening pages of each chapter. Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages.

Do not use for reproduction, copying, pasting, or reading; exclusively for search engines.

OCR for page 73
Charting a Course into the Digital Era: Guidance for NOAA's Nautical Charting Mission APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS CRAIG E. DORMAN (Chairman) was previously Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and is now serving as Deputy Director, Research and Engineering, for Laboratory Management in the Department of Defense. He spent 26 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral after serving as Program Director for Antisubmarine Warfare of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. He also served on underwater demolition teams and as a U.S. Navy SEAL. His distinguished military career includes the honors of Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation and Achievement Medals, among others. Dr. Dorman serves on numerous advisory boards (including the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Board of Trustees), has served on the National Research Council (NRC) Ocean Studies Board, and currently serves on the NRC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Dr. Dorman received his B.S. (geography) from Dartmouth College, an M.S (oceanography) from the Navy Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Joint Program. SAUL DINMAN is President of Custom Computer Services, a systems integration firm in Waquoit, Massachusetts. He was previously Director of Technology for NAVIONICS, a manufacturer of nautical electronic charts. Mr. Dinman is a computer industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in computers and computer applications, specializing in data-base and local area network architecture. He has held positions at major U.S. corporations, including Digital Equipment Corporation, the Foxboro Company, RCA, and IBM, where he was responsible for computer technology in advanced control technology applications. In addition, he founded GRI Computer Corporation, a company devoted to the design and manufacture of high-performance, 16-bit minicomputers. Mr. Dinman also has extensive experience in technical communications. He was editor-in-chief of the magazine Computer Design, and editorial director of a group of high-technology magazines. Mr. Dinman's background includes marine applications, such as offshore drilling platform automation and research vessel instrumentation, and he is an avid amateur sailor and navigator. He holds a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University and did graduate work in applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. STANLEY K. HONEY is Executive Vice President for Technology of News Corporation Limited and was previously the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Etak, Inc. His present responsibilities include managing the News Technology Group of News Corporation Limited, which develops sophisticated new media technologies. This group includes News Datacom, which develops unique technology in the fields of encryption

OCR for page 73
Charting a Course into the Digital Era: Guidance for NOAA's Nautical Charting Mission and media access control; News New Media, which develops CD-based electronic reference products; and Etak, Inc., which designs nationwide map data for commercial use and consumer products applications for vehicles, homes, offices, and hand-held products. Etak's digital map data bases cover 75 percent of the United States and the metropolitan areas in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Mr. Honey's career has included experience as a research engineer in the fields of radio location, signal processing, and underwater instrumentation. He holds patents in navigation and map display, and is active as a navigator in offshore yacht racing, most recently winning awards in the 1992 Pacific Cup Race. Mr. Honey received a MSEE degree from Stanford University and a BSEE from Yale University. VICTOR V. KLEMAS is professor of marine studies, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing, and Director of the Applied Ocean Science Program at the University of Delaware. His research areas include the application of remote sensing and geographic information systems to studies of the coastal environment and management of marine resources. He has published 65 journal articles and is a member of the editorial boards of four scientific journals. Dr. Klemas has served on a number of government advisory committees and NRC panels, including the Space Studies Board's Committee on Earth Studies, the Panel on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Ocean Program, and the Space Applications Board. He also consults regularly for UNESCO, UNDP, the World Bank, foreign governments, and commercial firms. Dr. Klemas holds degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering) and the University of Braunschweig, Germany (Ph.D. in optical physics). JON A. LUCY is a marine recreation specialist for the Department of Advisory Services of Virginia Institute of Marine Science and an instructor in the School of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary. An expert in all areas of marine recreation, Mr. Lucy's research focus is in sport fishery and urban waterfront studies. He has authored 30 publications on recreational uses of the sea and coasts—including a boater's weather guide, marina and waterfront utilization analyses, and characteristics of the recreational marine fishery. He sits on several regional and state advisory committees, including the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Recreational Fisheries and Artificial Reef committees, the Northeast Regional Fishing Vessel Safety Committee, and the Virginia Boating Advisory Board. Mr. Lucy holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Richmond and an M.A. in marine science from the College of William and Mary. HENRY E. MARX is owner and President of Landfall Navigation. He purchased the company in 1982 after many years in the corporate world in management and finance positions. His company offers an expanded worldwide nautical chart, publications, and navigation instrument inventory; a large maritime technical library; a full line of marine safety equipment; a marine purchasing service for yacht owners; a referral service for licensed delivery captains; and navigation and marine safety seminars and onboard instruction. As part of marine education efforts, Captain Marx produced an instructional videotape entitled ''Loran C—A Navigator's Approach,'' and holds copyrights on two

OCR for page 73
Charting a Course into the Digital Era: Guidance for NOAA's Nautical Charting Mission navigation courses. An experienced blue-water sailor—he has sailed and raced for over 40 years—Captain Marx was a director of the Wild Goose Association, the professional LORAN C Industry Association, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard license to operate passenger-carrying vessels for not more than 50 gross tons. He received his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Hartford, and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. JACQUES B. MICHELL is a veteran Mississippi River pilot, with nearly 20 years experience and over 4,000 pilotage transits on a variety of vessels. He is licensed as a first-class pilot of steam or motor vessels of any gross tonnage on the Mississippi River and a bar pilot for the Port of New Orleans. Captain Michell is a member of many professional and technical organizations, including the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots; the American Pilots Associated and Branch Pilot organizations; and the Port Activities Committee of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. A recognized expert on navigation, safety, and aids to navigation, Captain Michell has provided expert witness testimony and consulted in cases of ship groundings and deficiencies in aids to navigation. He is also an invited lecturer on pilotage for the International Program for Port Planning and Management, Louisiana State University Ports & Waterways Institute, and the University of New Orleans, and has given presentations on navigation and shiphandling at professional symposiums and workshops. MICHAEL A. STALZER is a ship's officer with 20 years of active sea duty, 12 as a captain and pilot. He is a retired master for Exxon Shipping Company. He holds licenses as a master (any tonnage on oceans) and pilot (unlimited tonnage, Prince William Sound, Alaska). Captain Stalzer's technical specialties include integrated vessel bridge design, and he has been actively engaged in vessel safety design considerations using electronic chart and information computer displays. He is a member of the Navigation Panel that is testing the provisional ECDIS (electronic chart display and information system) standards for the United States. Captain Stalzer holds a B.S. from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a Master of Engineering from the University of Virginia. Additional professional training includes a shiphandling course in Sogreah, France, and a Marine Safety International simulator course for handling tankers. He has served as an instructor for integrated bridge system training courses. LOWELL E. STARR is Technical Advisor for International Federal Systems of Intergraph Corporation, Reston, Virginia. Prior to this position, he spent over 33 years with the National Mapping Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), where he was Chief of the National Mapping Program from 1986 through 1991. At the USGS, he led a task force that initiated modernization of the National Mapping Program and chaired the Digital Steering Committee. This committee's efforts resulted in implementation of a new generation of advanced mapping instrumentation. Mr. Starr has served as Chairman of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on Digital Cartography and on the Department of the Interior Digital Cartography Coordination Committee. He received a B.S. in geology from Kansas State College and pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Missouri.

OCR for page 73
Charting a Course into the Digital Era: Guidance for NOAA's Nautical Charting Mission PHILIP J. STUTES is Senior Vice President of Operations for John E. Chance & Associates, Inc., a hydrographic surveying company. He has been with the company since 1969, where he has worked in various aspects of land and offshore surveying and drilling, led special research and development projects, managed the offshore division, and served as president of a joint venture to build a private satellite positioning system. Mr. Stutes has been active in satellite positioning since its entrance into the commercial market and has participated in international symposiums on satellite surveying. Mr. Stutes is a Fellow of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, and a past president of the Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors. Mr. Stutes holds a B.S. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and an M.S. from Purdue University (both in civil engineering), and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Executive Program. PETER R. TATRO is presently a consultant to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He was formerly Senior Vice President at SAIC, where he managed 200 scientists and engineers working on a wide variety of projects, including ocean prediction computer programs, analysis of oceanographic data and archiving, and shore-based computers providing strategic and tactical acoustic predictions for operating forces. During his 20 years of Navy service, Dr. Tatro established an in-house research group at the Naval Research Laboratory, and was a pioneer in the development and dissemination of numerical ocean and tactical forecasts. He received a BME degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, attended the Air-Ocean Environment Curriculum of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, and earned a Ph.D. degree in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.