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CURRICULUM VITAE: Christopher F. Polloni


Computer Specialist, Sea Floor Mapping Group
Woods Hole Field Center
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1598
(508) 457-2280; FAX: (508) 457-2310; Email:


New Bedford Institute of Technology, New Bedford, MA
Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dartmouth, MA
Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA


1964 - 1967 United States Air Force, Sergeant, 49th Tactical Fighter
Wing, Spangdahlem, Germany.
1968 - 1977 Computer Specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
Woods Hole, MA
1977- 1982 Computer Specialist, Graduate School of Oceanography,
University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI.
1982 - 1984 Computer Specialist, Neil Brown Inst. Systems, Cataumet, MA
1984 - 1985 Computer Specialist, GTE Lighting Products Group, Salem, MA
1985 - present: Computer Specialist, Coastal and Marine Geology Program,
Woods Hole. Assignments include: (1) Project chief, Computer Applications Section;
(2) Team leader, Coastal Mapping Applications; (3) Co-leader, Information Systems Group;
(4) Senior Analyst, Technologist, Sea-Floor Mapping Group.


My interests include the development of an office-wide GIS that can be used easily and conveniently. The currently funded CMART project provides for the development of methods and standards that can make it possible to collect and publish "real-time" geologic information. Goals include the development of tools that can be delivered over the network via the ArcView Internet Map Server (IMS) or on CD-ROM. We have a keen interest in developing 3D perspectives and multimedia capabilities that will provide new ways of publishing and viewing our diverse data sets. We are developing a knowledge bank that will serve as the principle resource for the understanding of the Nations marine realms (Marine Realms Information Bank). This activity will serve as an innovative solution for the management of data and improve our ability to do research and to serve the public wisely.



Polloni,C.F., Poppe,L.J., Hastings,M.E., and Joy,K., 2000. Visualizing sediment data layers using geographic mapping tools, in Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, C.F., eds., U.S. Geological Survey East-Coast Sediment Analysis--Procedures, Database, and Georeferenced Displays. U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-358, CD-ROM.

Poppe,L.J., Polloni,C., and Hastings,M.E., 2001.  USGS east-coast sediment data on CD-ROM.  Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 7th, Subcommittee on Sedimentation, v.1, chap.4.

Polloni,C., Tripp,B., and Truesdale,P., 2001.  An illustrated environmental bibliography for Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-050 release 2, CD-ROM, re-released.

Schubel,J.R., Lobecker,R.F., Jagoe,D., Snow Cotter,S., Hoskins,H., and Polloni,C.F., 2002.  The Gulf of Maine: Will the big investments in technology and science yield the return expected by investors.  Marine Technology Society Journal (MTS) 36, no. 2.

Taylor,R.R. and Polloni,C.F., 2002.  Recent efforts towards effective management of the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank fisheries using GIS technology [abs.]. 2nd International Symposium, GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Abstracts 2pp.

Thieler,E.R., Foster,D.S., Hammar-Klose,E.S., Roberts,C.S., and Polloni,C., 2002.  Geophysical surveys of the northern North Carolina inner continental shelf show geologic framework, modern sediment distribution and sediment transport patterns [abs.]. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract # OS71B-0276 83, no. 47.

Middleton,T.J., Butman,B., and Polloni,C.F., 2002. Visualizing the bathymetry and geology of the U.S. East Coast [abs.]. Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting.

Jenkins, C.J., Kettner, A., Williams, S.J., Polloni, C.F., Reid, J.A., Currence, J.M., 2002.  Northern Gulf of Mexico iSEABED.  INSTAAR at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. [, November 2002].

Williams,S.J., Jenkins,C., Currence,J., Penland,S., Reid,J., Flocks,J., Kindinger,J.L., Poppe,L.J., Kulp,M., Manheim,F.T., Hampton,M., Polloni,C.F., and Rowland,J., 2003.  New digital geologic maps of U.S. Continental Margins: Insights to Seafloor Sedimentary Character, Aggregate Resources and Processes. Proceedings, Coastal Sediments 03, 12pp.


Chris Polloni, June, 2003


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