Hydrospatial Spotlight shines on Carol Fisher, TCarta Caribe Partner & MACHC Regional Consultant (#9 in a series of 14)
Fisher envisions capacity building for Caribbean colleagues
Carol Fisher met Kyle Goodrich at a Meso American-Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) meeting in 2018 in the Dominican Republic (https://www.iho-machc.org/). After watching his presentation on Satellite Derived Bathymetry (SDB), Carol approached TCarta about the role of SDB technology in the Caribbean region. As a member of the hydrographic team at the National Land Agency in Jamaica, Carol knew firsthand the challenges faced by those charged with keeping up-to-date surveys of their island nation’s waters. Carol often speaks of the game-changing nature of SDB, and she has been pivotal in organizing capacity building efforts in the MACHC region.
Carol wants to be part of getting SDB in the hands of Caribbean hydrographers, because she knows that the capacity to produce SDB will enable her contemporaries to meet their surveying requirements more fully and more efficiently; she also wants to see SDB used to help address environmental concerns in the region, which is a passion and professional goal of hers.
Learn more about Carol’s passion for her work by reading her responses to the Staff Q & A:
Q: How do you describe your professional role to people who don’t know anything about it?
A: I tell them I’m a Marine Detective!
Q: What do you love about your work?
A: Using science to provide accurate and reliable data in the marine environment to our clients
Q: What industry or subject-matter resource or publication do you recommend?
Q: What is the most relevant real-world application of TCarta’s and/or your work?
A: Our data being used for marine protection and conservation.
Q: What’s your current favorite hobby / past-time?
A: Listening to inspirational podcast and exercise
Q: What country or region do you hope to explore next in travel?
A: I want to travel to Africa and Europe.
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