Barry Eakins, Ph.D.
Barry is a marine geophysicist who joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center on March 27, 2006 as a Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) researcher through the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU). His current research efforts focus on the development of high-resolution digital elevation models, which merge coastal bathymetric and topographic data, in support of tsunami inundation modeling for select U.S. coastal regions. He served 6 years in the U.S. Navy, specializing in oceanography and anti-submarine warfare, before obtaining his B.A. in Geology from CU and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.