First Name   David F.
Last Name   Naar
University or Association   University of South Florida
City, State   St. Petersburg , FL
Position Associate Professor of Geological Oceanography
Insitution of Highest Degree Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Ph.D., 1990
Phone   work 727.553.1637
Expertise Sector Ocean and Coastal Management
Area of Expertise Mapping & Charting
Other Expertise
Language Fluency (Other than English) French
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Expertise Profile

Dr. Naar’s Deep Ocean research interests consist of the following areas: Mid-ocean microplate tectonics; small and large offset propagating rifts; and hydrothermal venting and other mid-ocean ridge processes. His work in the Shallow Ocean focuses on: High-resolution multibeam studies of: benthic habitats of coral reefs and fish; paleoshorelines & sea level rise; scour & burial of mines, artificial reefs, & pipelines; shallow water hydrothermal venting, and paleoshorelines. Over the past six years, these research interests have been addressed with oceanographic seafloor mapping expeditions to the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Analyses of multibeam, magnetics, gravity, side-scan sonar are made in conjunction with insight from a seafloor spreading analog wax model.

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