Mike Gough, B.S.

GIS Analyst, Data Manager

Mike Gough is a GIS analyst with 12+ years professional experience in the geospatial sciences. Prior to joining CBI in 2012, Mike served as a GIS lecturer in the Environmental Science & Management Department at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.  During his tenure with HSU’s Institute for Spatial Analysis, he served as the lead GIS Analyst and Systems Administrator on several multidisciplinary projects spanning oceanographic research and education, water quality monitoring, infrastructure development, natural hazards, renewable energy, and land use planning. Between 2004 and 2012, he made significant contributions to the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (HSU CeNCOOS).  Among these, was the development of several automated real-time data acquisition & monitoring systems. 

Mike draws upon his background in the geospatial sciences, natural resource planning, and computer information systems to guide the development of tools which help promote healthy and sustainable interactions among human and natural systems. His direct research interests comprise dynamic spatiotemporal modeling, web-mapping and database application development, scripting & automation, 3D geographic visualization, and the development of decision-support tools.  

Mike earned his B.S. in Natural Resources Planning & Interpretation with an option in Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing and a minor in Computer Information Systems from Humboldt State University in 2005. He lives with his wife Rebecca and their entourage of furry companions. 


Assessing fire damaged watersheds
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and CBI partner to assess fire-damaged watersheds and prioritize management actions.
USDA Bottomland Hardwood Forest Project
CBI is collaborating with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Farm Service Agency to produce an online application depicting ecological and economic features across Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Mississippi.
Klamath Basin Ecological Connectivity
CBI is working with USFWS and USFS to identify important landscape connectivity areas in the lower and mid-Klamath Basin for the Pacific marten and the Pacific fisher.

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Reflecting on the Central Oregon Coast Geospatial Statistics Symposium
Recently my CBI colleague Rebecca Degagne and I attended the 2013 Central Oregon Coast Geospatial Statistics Symposium, in Newport, Oregon.  This event is graciously hosted each year by the Central Coast GIS Users Group, with the express purpose of bringing together GIS professionals from the area to exchange ideas, network, eat cookies, and receive education and training on a specific topic. This year’s topic, as you may have ...

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