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David R. Forrest

Associate Research Scientist

Email: [[drf]]
Phone: (804) 684-7900
Office: Andrews Hall 240
Section: Coastal & Ocean Processes

  • 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
  • Tidewatch and a new observation station at Tangier Island, Port Isobel, VA: TIPI  
  • 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 SCHISM
  • 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.
  • Accessing location-based services, for example: through VIMS' Cascade server.
  • VIMS THREDDS Data Server (TDS) server
  • VIMS ERDDAP Server
Professional Memberships
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • American Society for Quality
  • National Society of Professional Engineers