Curriculum Vitae

DAVID W. CARESS

 

Education: 

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

 

Professional Experience:

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

2013    CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier; AUV surveys, ROV dives, coring in the Beaufort Sea

*Chief Scientist, Principal, or Co-Principal Investigator

 

Professional Activities: 

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.