Dawn Wright

As Chief Scientist of Esri, Dawn Wright aids in strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while also representing Esri to the scientific community. A specialist in marine geology, Dawn has authored and contributed to some of the most definitive literature on marine GIS. Dawn is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the Geological Society of America, of Stanford University's Leopold Leadership Program, and holds lifetime achievement awards from the American Association of Geographers and the Geological Society of America. She maintains an affiliated faculty appointment as Professor of Geography and Oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

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What’s Killing Sea Grass on the West Coast?

Researchers use GIS to collect data from drones and other means to better understand eelgrass wasting disease.

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Deoxygenation of the Ocean Affects Everyone, So Act Now

The decline of oxygen in the ocean concerns absolutely everyone, no matter where we live.

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Downed Airliner Search Mission Yields Map with Lasting Purpose

Geoscience Australia deployed location technology to search methodically for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 aircraft.

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Reporters, Scientists, and Citizens Team to Map Virginia’s Highest Tide

Journalists sponsored the ‘Catch the King’ crowdsourcing event that rallied citizens to capture sea level rise data using an app on their phones.

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Spatial Analysis Ties Valley Fever Increase to Sea Temperature Rise

NOAA scientists use geography to integrate data and insight from five different disciplines to understand the rise of this fungal infection.

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