Andrew Massey is a Supervisory Physical Scientist in the New England Water Science Center.
Andy is the field coordinator for the Surveying/GNSS Team who collect geographic information for FEMA Flood Mapping projects throughout New England. He coordinates the activities of over a dozen Hydrologic Technicians and student employees engaged in data collection using survey-grade GNSS equipment to measure and record precise geographic and topographic data for use in mapping of riverine flood inundation. He is also an ACA certified canoe instructor who provides non-motorized watercraft training for USGS employees who perform field operations via paddlecraft.
Prior to directing the flow of surveying work, Andy conducted GNSS and total station surveying campaigns throughout New England for flood mapping, documentation of high-water marks after flood, and for installation of the SWaTH network along the New England coastline. Andy served as the lead for the SWaTH network installation and deployment coordinator during tropical storms and Nor’easter events impacting the New England coastline.
Andy previously worked with USGS, as a University of Wyoming Graduate Student in the Wyoming Water Science Center, on the Yellowstone River Basin NAWQA study, EMAP Rocky Mountain Pilot study conducted by USGS-WY-WSC, and other water quality and GIS projects. He moved back to New England in 2001 to work with the Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology team, and has been involved with a variety of projects that involve a complex field-data collection component.