Dewberry Team Wins the LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award

Fairfax, VA—June 26, 2015 – The NOAA Supplemental Sandy Topobathymetric Lidar and Imagery project received the LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) Annual Airborne Coastal Mapping and Charting Workshop in Corvallis, Oregon.

Dewberry accepted the LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award for the collection and processing of the data as the primary contractor for the project, which was designed to enable accurate and consistent measurement of the national shoreline following Hurricane Sandy. This award recognizes the Dewberry team’s accomplishment of completing a demanding airborne lidar survey with a clearly defined challenge that was achieved with notable success within the past two years.

The data collected provides seamless topobathymetric data for various applications within the entire coastal community, as well as supporting mapping, charting, geodesy services, marine debris surveys, and coastal shoreline modeling for the coastal states affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The Dewberry team acquired and produced lidar products for the entire project area, 1,200 linear coastal miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to Long Island, New York. The Dewberry team also acquired and produced high-resolution orthoimagery. The seamless topobathy lidar and imagery products are being used to create the updated national shoreline along the Eastern Atlantic Seaboard. The Dewberry team included Quantum Spatial, Richard Crouse & Associates, Woolpert, The Atlantic Group, and Tuck Mapping Solutions.

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