BaselineMy Day JobIOOS Modeling TestbedEducation & ExperienceFavorite ProjectsSelect Project ListSelect PublicationsOther Than That?Program SupportAquabotzBuild a BuoyBasic Observation BuoysAUV & BEST WorkshopsFloating Classroom - Part 1Floating Classroom Cont'dDeepwater HorizonAbout Me
It started early...
Muds... my sediments exactly.
Douglas R. Levin, PhD
4925 Edmondson Creek Rd
Preston, MD 21655
Trick them into learning
Making Technology Work
Phone - 757-710-1631



My private sector, academic, and federal government positions have involved management, business development, program design, proposal writing, technical coordination, planning and execution of global field programs, education/training curriculum design, data analysis, report writing, and expert testimony. I have over thirty years of hands-on experience with a spectrum of seafloor mapping systems, including AUVs, ROVs, navigation, side scan sonar, sub bottom profilers, single beam echosounders, multi beam, maggies, and a slew of water quality mapping systems and ADCPs. I am adept at providing technical and non-technical presentations to constituents that might benefit from that effort.

My project experience spans oil seep detection off of Cartagena, SA, Cortez's treasure in Veracruz, pipeline and cable route selections in the GOMx, the Aleutians, and the Med, shipwreck imaging in Thunder Bay, searching for evidence of NOAH's deluge in the Black Sea all the way to LIDAR mapping of the Ice Sheets in Iceland and Greenland w/ NASA. In 2010 I advised BP and NOAA regarding strategic mapping of the benthic impacts of oil as a result of Deepwater Horizon (MC-252) and was responsible for designing the maps that conveyed the spill dispersion to POTUS.  My management experience extends from professional consulting firms to chairing the Department of Science & Technology at Bryant College (now Bryant University), As managing the modeling portfolio for NOAA's IOOS and more... From 2011 until 2023 I was with the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College where I left as the Chief Innovation Officer.  I'm now a Research Associate with the University of Delaware,  building buoys (Basic Observation Buoys), and making underwater maps - that sonar thing.