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Jon Loftis

Research Assistant Professor of Marine Science


Jon Derek Loftis, Research Assistant Professor of Marine Science, has focused his hydrodynamic modeling research on: (1) development of numerical simulations and inundation forecasts for regions prone to flood damage, (2) validation of model accuracy using drones, sensors, citizen science, and satellite remote sensing observations, and (3) engineering resilient solutions to enhance adaptability to future flood events in the interest of protecting human life and valuable infrastructural assets. He teaches remote sensing and advanced geographic information systems classes at VIMS and William & Mary, and is the project lead and a developer of the hydrodynamic model used in the StormSense Project in the Greater Hampton Roads Region of Tidewater Virginia.