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Ali McKenzie

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Corpus Christi

Job Title

Geographic Information System Research Specialist I


Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Fields of Interest/Expertise

Environment, Social Science/Research

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Ali M. McKenzie is working at Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi in the Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab and in the Socio-Economic Group. She serves on the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Ecosystems Integration and Assessment Priority Issue Team focusing on Data Search and Compilation for Texas. Ali also works on the Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystems Organization (CAMEO) project focusing on freshwater inflow’s impact on ecosystem services and GIS. Ali received a Master’s of Science in Geospatial Surveying Engineering (2009) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Science -Systems (2007) from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Ali’ thesis was GIS Modeling of “Climate Change in Texas and the Socio-economic Impacts of Sea Level Rise”, a project under Environmental Defense, Texas Climate Initiative, and The Energy Foundation. Ali is interested in coastal and marine surveying, geographic information science (GISc), cartography, metadata, and geospatial database management.

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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Geospatial Data