Advisory Committees

The OpenTopography Advisory Committees represent OpenTopography users and partners and provide valuable input on decisions related to OpenTopography priorities for data ingestion, interoperability relationships, algorithm and tool deployment, collaborations, business and sustainability initiatives. Members serve a two-year term with the committee chair elected from within. The committees meets ~quarterly, including one in-person meeting per year.

Research and Education Advisory Committee

Katherine Barnhart
Landslide Hazards Program
US Geological Survey

Roman DiBiase (NCALM SC chair, rep to OT AC)
Department of Geosciences
Penn State University
Term: Tied to NCALM SC term

Carlos Alberto Silva
School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatics Science
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida

Marin Clark
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan

Alba M. Rodriguez Padilla (Student representative)
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Davis

Pedro Val
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Queens College, CUNY

Sustainability Advisory Committee

Jeffrey Deems
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer-Hardware
Airborne Snow Observatories, Inc.

Bill Emison
Emison Technical Consulting

Bjorn Johns
Senior Technical Leader Elevation and Imagery
Land Information New Zealand

Jenna Leveille
Deputy State Cartographer
Arizona State Land Department

Daniel O'Donohue
CEO and Podcast host

Ashley Shirer
Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Archaeologist
GEI Consultants

Past Members

Research and Education Advisory Committee Members
Jason Stoker, USGS
David Tarboton, Utah State University
David Phillips, UNAVCO
David Sandwell, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD
Sharon Bywater-Reyes (Student Representative, University of Montana), now faculty University of Northern Colorado
Howard Butler, Hobu, Inc.
Stephen DeLong, US Geological Survey
Paola Passalacqua, The University of Texas at Austin
Nancy Glenn, Boise State University
Doug Yule, CSU Northridge
Robert Sare (Student Representative, Stanford University), now at Google
Leah Wasser, Earth Lab, University of Colorado, Boulder
Nicole M. Gasparini, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Tulane University
Bill Barnhart, Earthquake Hazards Program, U.S. Geological Survey