Heather A Schreppel


Heather Schreppel is a Geographer, specializing in Data Management at the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC). For over 10 years, she has provided support for USGS scientific efforts within the science center throughout all aspects of the USGS Science Data Lifecycle. This lifecycle includes planning, acquisition, processing, analyzing, preserving, curating, publishing, sharing, documenting, managing quality, and securing/archiving data in support of the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of the Interior (DOI), and USGS policies and procedures.

She currently serves as the center's ArcGIS enterprise administrator, geodatabase and database administrator, Information Product Data System administrator, and data release manager. She frequently serves in a data management advisory capacity to projects developing systems for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program by helping to define system requirements and providing guidance to developers and scientists regarding data needs from both SPCMSC and the Coastal Change Hazards project. She provides expertise in scientific data standards, knowledge of center’s data holdings and unique requirements, GIS and spatial visualization, usability principles to user interface designs, and development of user instructions and documentation. She is constantly working towards the goal of furthering data discoverability and reusability for the Program and Center’s published scientific data.


Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Featured Work

Geonarrative - Barrier Islands

Geonarrative - Real-time Forecasts of Coastal Change

Web Application - Geoscience Data Viewer

Coastal Change Hazards Portal