ALEXANDRIA, VA—October 15, 2010. IWR took part in the USACE-USGS Headquarters Quarterly Meeting on September 29. The meeting was held at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center in Reston, VA. It included representatives from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS), Bureau of Reclamation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in addition to USACE and USGS.
IWR personnel Rolf Olsen and Kate White presented information on programs in which USACE is collaborating with USGS and other Federal agencies. Specific topics included the Responses to Climate Change Program and Climate Change and Water Working Group (CCAWWG). These presentations addressed the development of documents and products that aide climate change planning and adaptation.
Another key discussion topic was USGS-USACE Nearshore Coastal Mapping Activities, presented by Jennifer Wozencraft of the USACE Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise and John Brock of the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program. This presentation noted that coastal mapping with topobathymetric LIDAR is a major emerging area of collaboration for USACE and USGS. Other presentations included the USGS Water Census by Eric Evenson, USGS; USACE Water Data by Joel Schlagel, USACE; Landscape Conservation Cooperatives by Doug Austen, USF&WS; Integrated Water Resources Science and Services Center (IWRSS) and the Federal Toolbox by Ada Benavides, USACE, Ward Staubitz, USGS, and Don Cline, NOAA; and USGS-USACE Applied River Engineering Center Collaboration by Rick Huizinga, USGS.