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Christopher E Schubert

I work with partners to help identify and meet their coastal and climate science needs, so we can better understand, communicate, and address societal concerns.

Christopher (Chris) Schubert is a Hydrologist with the USGS New York Water Science Center where he serves as a Program Development Specialist. Chris has over 30 years of experience working with communities, Tribal Nations, and other stakeholders to help identify and meet their coastal and climate science needs. These include efforts to better understand, communicate, and address human and environmental health concerns, flooding from a variety of sources, and other natural hazards.

Currently, Chris serves as a member of the USGS Environmental Justice Task Force; Northeast Region Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Council; and Peer Support Worker Program. He has also served on the New York State Climate Impacts Assessment Water Resources Working Group and Sea Level Rise Task Force Natural Resources Working Group, Long Island Sound Study Sustainable and Resilient Communities Working Group, New York City Panel on Climate Change Flooding Working Group, Peconic Estuary Program and South Shore Estuary Reserve Technical Advisory Committees, and Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection.

Professional Experience

  • 2019-present: Hydrologist and Program Development Specialist, USGS New York Water Science Center, Coram, NY

  • 2006-2019: Supervisory Hydrologist and Chief of Environmental & Hydrologic Investigations Section, USGS New York Water Science Center, Coram, NY

  • 1992-2006: Hydrologist, USGS New York Water Science Center, Syosset/Coram, NY

  • 1991-1992: Coastal Geologist, First Coastal Corporation, Westhampton Beach, NY

Education and Certifications

  • 1991: M.S., Marine Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Geological Oceanography, Stony Brook University, Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook, NY

  • 1988: B.S., Geology (Major) and Marine Environmental Sciences (Minor), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • 2022-present: USGS Environmental Justice Task Force

  • 2022-present: USGS Northeast Region Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Council

  • 2020-present: USGS Peer Support Worker Program

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government