Trustee, Department Chair, Present Lecture All about Tsunamis at Harbor Branch Institute, Oct. 13

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) in Fort Pierce presents another free lecture in the continuing series on ocean education. This one features Florida Institute of Technology Trustee Andy Clark sharing his many years of experience as an ocean engineer.
Titled “Tsunami Science and Technology: Origins, Risks, Detection, Monitoring and Forecasting,” the lecture is on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in HBOI’s Johnson Education Center auditorium. The co-presenter is George Maul, chairman of the Florida Institute of Technology Department of Marine and Environmental Systems.

Clark, founder of CSnet International Inc., is a former director of engineering at HBOI. He left to lead Maritime Communication Services, in order to develop, deploy and operate a global marine communications network. The company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corp. At CSnet International he developed and deployed seafloor communication networks for tsunami detection and control, and monitored the environmental effects of offshore energy installations, utilizing the HARRIS-MCS global network.

Maul founded the IOCARIBE Group of Experts on Tsunami Hazards in the Caribbean and served two three-year terms as its vice chairman. IOCARIBE stands for Subcommission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations. He is also a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society. He administers the Link Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation.

For more information, call Jill Sunderland at (772) 242-2506. The HBOI campus is at 5600 U.S. 1 North, in Fort Pierce.

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