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NOAA-CESSRST Awards Third Lautenbacher Scholarship

Posted on April 16, 2019

NOAA-CESSRST Awards Third Lautenbacher Scholarship

Suhey Ortiz Rosa becomes the third recipient of Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Public Service Graduate Scholarship, administered annually by the NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA CESSRST). Suhey Ortiz, a Ph.D. student in University of Puerto Rico’s Marine Sciences program is studying Bio-Optical and Biogeochemical Characterization of “Dark Water” Events in Tropical Oligotrophic Waters and the impact of black water masses in optical properties and ecological implications. Miss Ortiz has been involved in several outreach program including open house activities at local elementary schools in Puerto Rico. She plans on offering workshops aimed at undergraduate and graduate students on creating story maps using the ESRI platforms and how to extract and utilize satellite data for research projects related to marine sciences. Suhey plans on participating in various workshops for environmental and natural resource managers focusing on access to remote sensing data and imagery, difficulties in handling and manipulating this kind of scientific information, the effective use of the data for monitoring water quality in marine reserves and other habitat areas of particular concern, as well as the benefits and limitations of using satellite data for policy decisions. Dr. Roy Armstrong, Professor, at the Department of Marine Sciences at University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. (UPRM), is S

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