Senior Geospatial Analyst and Coastal Resilience Specialist
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management, United States of America
As a subject matter expert in geographic information systems (GIS) tools and methods, Josh brings almost 20 years of experience in the areas of data and tool development, spatial analysis, and technical assistance to coastal communities.
After leading the development of NOAA’s Digital Coast platform in 2008-2011, Josh served a two-year rotational assignment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he led the agency’s climate adaptation planning efforts and supported the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.
Since returning to NOAA in 2013, Josh has supported federal efforts directed at enhancing the resilience of the country’s coastal populations, landscapes, and infrastructure.
As an educator, Josh has extensive experience in the areas of curriculum development and instruction. He holds an adjunct faculty position within the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Georgetown University where he teaches classes focused on the integration of geospatial information with urban planning concepts.