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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

David R. Forrest

Assistant Research Scientist

Email : [[drf]]
Phone : (804) 684-7900
Office : 240 Andrews Hall
Department : Physical Sciences

Education
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • M.S., Ph.D., Systems Engineering University of Virginia
Research Interests

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.

Recent Projects
  • 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
  • David Forrest's non-VIMS personal site
  • David Forrest's 2006 VIMS webpage
Professional Memberships
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • American Society for Quality
  • National Society of Professional Engineers