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Jacquelyn R. Overbeck

Jacquelyn R. Overbeck

Geomorphology, coastal hazards, remote sensing, programming, and modeling

Education and/or Training

M.S. 2014, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geological Engineering
B.S. 2011, Oregon State University, Environmental Science

Projects and/or Research Interests

Jacquelyn Overbeck manages the State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Coastal Hazards Program responsible for coastal mapping and data collection along Alaska's 34,000 miles of coastline. Jacquelyn conducts investigations of coastal hazards at Alaska's northern and western coastal communities, coordinates coastal mapping priorities and projects for the state, creates online tools to communicate coastal vulnerability, and provides scientific guidance to federal and state agencies, non-profits, Native corporations to inform hazard mitigation, community planning, and relocation strategies. Jacquelyn uses a variety of tools including remote sensing, GNSS surveying, and community-based monitoring to improve the State's understanding of coastal hazards while facing reductions in sea ice cover and concentration during fall storms and thawing permafrost of ice rich coastlines.

Professional Experience

2015-present, Geologist Scientist/Manager, Coastal Hazards Program, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2014-2015, Researcher, Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions contracted to the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program, St. Petersburg, FL
2013-2014, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, Fairbanks, AK
2012-2014, Graduate Research Assistant, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2011, Undergraduate Intern, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK

Selected Professional Activities

2015-Present Steering Committee Member, Alaska Silver Jackets
2018-Present Steering Committee Member, NSF Arctic Coastal Risk Research Coordination Network
2019-Present Affiliate Faculty, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Contributor

Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM), 2018, Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Plan: Chapter 6 - Natural Hazards (coastal flood, erosion, and Usteq sections), DHSEM. https://ready.alaska.gov/Plans/mitigationplan

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