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John Callahan gave presentation at Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee annual meeting

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September 24, 2015

John Callahan, research scientist with the Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware, recently presented information on projects in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment to representatives of the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee (ARFPC), including Maj. Gen. William D. Razz Waff, chairman of the ARFPC, who visited the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes earlier this year. Callahan spoke during ARFPC’s annual meeting at the Bethany Beach training site, discussing tools and resources that would help them and local emergency management better prepare for emergency situations, with a focus on flooding. Callahan presented on several ongoing CEOE projects that focus on the monitoring of the tides and storm surge, such as from water level tide gages and satellite imagery, as well as on past data analysis and future forecasts. The presentation also included a live demonstration of the Delaware Coastal Flood Monitoring System. The operational and research-based projects are being jointly conducted by the Delaware Geological Survey, Delaware Sea Grant, the Delaware Environmental Observing System, the Delaware Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Center and the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Delaware Coastal Programs.

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