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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 is constantly working towards the goal of furthering data discoverability and reusability for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) and Center’s published scientific data.

She currently serves as the administrator for the center's ArcGIS Enterprise, PostgreSQL databases, enterprise geodatabases, and the Information Product Data System. She supports the Center through her knowledge of data management, publication policies, and Fundamental Science Practices providing training and guidance to staff. She frequently serves in a data management advisory capacity to projects developing systems for the CMHRP helping define system requirements and providing guidance to developers and scientists regarding data needs from both SPCMSC and the Coastal Change Hazards project. She also 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.

Professional Experience

  • Geographer (Data Management), U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Geology Science Center, 2020 to present

  • Scientist III (Data Management), Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions contracted to the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Geology Science Center, 2012 to 2020

  • Data Analyst, Jacobs Technology Solutions contracted to the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Geology Science Center, 2011 to 2012

  • Administrative Assistant, Jacobs Technology Solutions contracted to the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Geology Science Center, 2009 to 2011

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 2010

Affiliations and Memberships

  • URISA, FLURISA, Women in GIS, Women in Geospatial+, USGS Community of Data Integration

Honors and Awards

  • Semi-Annual Employee Recognition Award, Jacobs Technology, 2011

Science and Products