Jen Cramer is an Operations Specialist and Geographer with the Aerial Imaging and Mapping Group at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.
As a geographer and FAA Part 107 and DOI A450 certified remote pilot with the Aerial Imaging and Mapping Group (AIMG), I specialize in the planning and execution of uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) surveys and the processing and publication of aerial imagery and map products to support the science data needs of researchers at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) and other local and federal partners.
I am responsible for the logistics of UAS mission planning and imagery collection, with emphasis on best practices for improving spatial and spectral accuracy as well as safe operation of the UAS aircraft. I am also responsible for the processing of the UAS imagery from the moment it comes off the camera to the generation of digital surface models (DSM) and reflectance orthomosaics. With a background in geology, hydrology, and remote sensing, I also participate in the analysis of the imagery products I produce and am familiar with techniques and concepts for classification and change detection.
I also have been helping take the lead at our center on transitioning to the metadata standards for geographic data put forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and work with the Content Specification Development Team at the USGS on development of ISO tools and resources.
Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, 2020 - Present
Geoscientist-in-the-Parks Guest Scientist, National Park Service, Cape Cod National Seashore, 2019-2020
Geoscientist-in-the-Parks Guest Scientist, National Park Service, Colonial National Historical Park, 2018-2019
Education and Certifications
M.S. Geology, State University of NY at Buffalo, 2018
B.A. Geology, State University of NY at Geneseo, 2014