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Dawn Wright (aka "Deepsea Dawn") is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka "Esri") and a professor of Geography and Oceanography at OSU, where she has been on the faculty since 1995. Prior to joining the OSU faculty, she was a seagoing marine technician for the international Ocean Drilling Program and a post-doctoral research associate at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Newport, Oregon. A few years after the deepsea vehicle Argo I was used to discover the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1985, Dawn was presented with some of the first geographic information system (GIS) data sets to be collected with that vehicle while a graduate student at UCSB. It was then that she first became acutely aware of the challenges of applying GIS to deep marine environments. She has since completed oceanographic fieldwork (oftentimes with GIS) in some of the most geologically-active regions on the planet, including the East Pacific Rise, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the Juan de Fuca Ridge, the Tonga Trench, volcanoes under the Japan Sea and the Indian Ocean, and American Samoa. Dawn is also an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. --> Full bio <--

Effective September 16, 2013 Dawn's status at OSU switched to courtesy professor, as she elected to continue full-time as Chief Scientist of Esri . More info on why this change in status . Portfolio of current activities: .

Challenger Deep in The Limiting Factor Hot!
** Esri's Science Portfolio **
First Dive in Alvin Animated Video

GIS for Science Hot!
Ecological Marine Units (featured in Nature )
American Samoa

Esri Blog 1 | Esri Blog 2 | Esri Blog 3

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Researcher ID: H-3798-2019, Scopus Author ID: 7404381270
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My Favorite Story Maps (or blogs):
Pirates! | Plastic Brick Oceans | Peer Beneath the Waves | Mountains of Fire | Sonic Sea | Ocean Economy | EarthCube Landscape
Amazon Gold Rush | Atlas for a Changing Planet | Ocean of Data | River Reborn | Digital Earth Astronaut Panel | Obama Ocean Legacy |
Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 | Kilauea: Fountains of Fire | Star Wars Lost Galaxy Map | Common Geographic Misconceptions | Jurassic Park GIS |
Instructional Story Maps Gallery | Smokejumpers | Map of Biodiversity Importance