David R. Forrest
Assistant Research ScientistEmail: [[drf]]
Phone: (804) 684-7900
Office: 240 Andrews Hall
Department: Physical Sciences
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
- M.S., Ph.D., Systems Engineering University of Virginia
My long term research goals are to improve decision making processes through improved models, data-to-information transformations, and information delivery systems. For ocean observing systems, this means improved forecast models, data assimilation, comparison with observations, and notification of unusual events.
- SCOOP: SURA Coastal Ocean Observation Program (Interoperable modeling and data-sharing across many institutions.)
- Model graphics for the Chesapeake bay region.
- Chesapeake Bay Surge Simulation using ELCIRC (in GoogleEarth)
- Real-time Water Observations across several variables and time. Served with graphics, tables, RSS, OPeNDAP, and SOAP.
- Simple statistical surge predictions. These predictions use COOPS' SOAP services and are customizable/calibratable to any location, include data, and served with RSS.
- Data Sharing using SOAP, OGC SOS and others with and OpenIOOS
- Simple Google Earth Inundation This is a demonstration of the use of GoogleEarth geometry for calculation and display of inundation.
- Tidewatch and RSTOFS
- Internal to VIMS campus:
- American Geophysical Union
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- American Society for Quality
- National Society of Professional Engineers