DAVID W. CARESS
1984 B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
1989 Ph.D., Geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
Graduate Advisors: John A. Orcutt and Richard N. Hey
2011-Present Software Engineer IV, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA
2009-2011 Software Engineer III, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA
1998-2009 Senior Research Specialist, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA
2001-2004 Adjunct Research Associate, MLML, Moss Landing, CA
1997-1998 Geophysicist, SAIC, Newport, RI
1994-1997 Geophysicist, SeaBeam Instruments, East Walpole, MA
1994-2006 Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), Palisades, NY
1989-1994 Associate Research Scientist, L-DEO
1985-1989 Graduate Research Assistant
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), La Jolla, CA
1984-1985 Regents Fellow, SIO
1983 Undergraduate Research Fellow, L-DEO
Major Software Projects:
1993-Present: Responsible for development, and maintenance of MB-System, an open source Unix package for the processing and display of swath sonar data. Funded by NSF 1993-2011 & Packard Foundation 1998-present. With D. N. Chayes of L-DEO.
1995-1997: Responsible for conception, design, and development of SeaView realtime display and post-processing software for SeaBeam Instruments, includng advanced 3D displays of sonar data and data analysis and editing tools.
Major Equipment Projects:
2001-2007: Conceived and led development team for the MBARI Mapping AUV, an autonomous vehicle equipped with multibeam, sidescan and subbottom profiler sonars to achieve high-resolution seafloor mapping in the deep ocean. Now lead scientist for MBARI seafloor mapping operations.
2011-present: Conceived and leading development team for the MBARI Ocean Imaging project, which seeks to develop a low altitude, <5 cm scale autonomous survey system combining multibeam sonar with stereo photographic imagery.
Research Cruises and Field Work:
1984 R/V Thomas Washington MRTN04; SeaBeam and magnetics survey in NE Pacific.
1986 R/V Thomas Washington PPTU04; SeaBeam, magnetics, dredging in Lau Basin.
1986 R/V Thomas Washington PPTU05; SeaBeam, hydrocast, dredging in Lau Basin.
1986 R/V Gordon Sproul Chovy Expedition; OBS seismic noise experiment.
1987 R/V Thomas Washington TUGA01; OBS microseismicity near Galapagos.
1987 R/V Thomas Washington TUGA02; Sea Beam, gravity, magnetics near Galapagos.
1988 RRS Charles Darwin 33B; GLORIA sidescan, magnetics, SCS in Havre Trough.
1991 R/V Maurice Ewing EW9103; MCS reflection survey of Society and Marquesas Is.
1992 R/V Maurice Ewing EW9204; OBS tomographic imaging of the Marquesas Is.
1993 R/V Maurice Ewing EW9301; Software/hardware installation.*
1993 R/V Maurice Ewing EW9302; Coring, SCS, Hydrosweep in N. Atlantic.
1993 R/V Maurice Ewing EW9305; Hydrosweep, SCS, dredging, deep-tow, etc at Vema FZ.
1994 BARGE, Lake Mead, Nevada; Seismic reflection/refraction work in Lake Mead.*
1996 R/V Maurice Ewing EW9602; Dredging, MCS, Hydrosweep survey of Austral Is.*
1997 R/V Seis Surveyor; commercial SeaBeam survey in Gulf of Mexico.
1998 R/V Ocean Alert, EM300 survey in Monterey Bay.
2000 R/V Point Lobos & ROV Ventana, Monterey Bay OBS deployment/benthic surveys.
2001 R/V Western Flyer and ROV Tiburon; Submarine canyons and coral reefs around Hawaii.
2002 RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer, Seatrials of EM120 multibeam sonar offshore Chile.
2002 RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer, Seatrials of EM120 multibeam sonar offshore Los Angeles
2003 R/V Point Lobos and ROV Ventana, Submarine canyon surveys in Monterey Bay.
2003 R/V Western Flyer and ROV Tiburon; Submarine canyons in the Gulf of California.
2004-2007 R/V Point Lobos; ROV Ventana Mapping surveys in Monterey Canyon*.
2004-2012 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV surveys in and near Monterey Bay*.
2006 R/V Western Flyer; Mapping AUV surveys in and near Barkley Canyon
2006 R/V Thompson; Mapping AUV surveys of Axial Seamount
2006 R/V Zephyr: Mapping AUV Surveys of Davidson Seamount*
2006 R/V Zephyr: Mapping AUV survey off Point Conception for US Navy*
2007 R/V Zephyr: Mapping AUV surveys of faults and canyons offshore Orange County, CA*
2007 R/V Atlantis; Mapping AUV surveys of Axial Seamount
2008 R/V Zephyr: Mapping AUV surveys of canyons and faults offshore Southern California*
2008 R/V Atlantis; Mapping AUV surveys of Axial Seamount and Endeavour Ridge
2009 R/V Thompson; Mapping AUV surveys in the Lau Basin
2009 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV surveys of gas hydrate deposits and the Juan de Fuca Ridge*
2009 R/V Point Lobos; ROV Ventana Shallow chirp refraction tests in Monterey Bay*.
2010 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV survey of the SS Montebello Wreck*
2010 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV surveys of Rodriguez and Davidson Seamounts*
2010 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV surveys of faults offshore Southern California*
2011 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV surveys of canyons and hydrates offshore Eel River*
2011 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV surveys along the Juan de Fuca Ridge*
2012 R/V Point Lobos; Multibeam and stereo camera mapping with ROV Ventana*
2012 R/V Zephyr; Mapping AUV surveys in the Gulf of California*
2012 R/V Western Flyer; Multibeam and stereo camera mapping with ROV Doc Ricketts*
2012 R/V Rachel Carson; Iceberg AUV development and testing
2013 R/V Falkor; Multibeam mapping of the Campeche Escarpment, Gulf of Mexico
*Chief Scientist, Principal, or Co-Principal Investigator
1984-Present Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
1984-1985 University of California Regents Fellow
1992 L-DGO award for best AGU abstract by MG&G Junior Staff
1993-1996 Ocean Drilling Program Lithosphere Panel
1994 NSF OCE Proposal Review Panel, January and July Panels
1994 Lecturer, Multibeam Course, US/Canada Hydrographic Commission
1999-Present Chair, MBARI Data UserŐs Committee
1994 NSF SBIR Remote Sensing Proposal Review Panel, September Panel
1994 Swath Mapping Sonar Short Course for AAPG meeting (w/G. Greene)
1999-2000 Consultant to SeaBeam Instruments, software development.
1999-2002 Ocean Drilling Program Site Survey Panel
2002 Consultant to Raytheon Polar Services Co., MB-System training and
RVIB Palmer multibeam sonar acceptance trials.
2002-2003 Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Site Survey Panel
2005-2006 Consultant to Raytheon Polar Services Co., MB-System training.
2009 NSF OCE Proposal Review Panel, November Panel
2010 NSF OCE EM122 Multibeam Workshop & Panel
2011-2012 Consultant to Ocean Floor Geophysics, MB-System training.