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New Office Building

May 20, 2011

In 2010, Geodynamics broke ground on a customized office building to support our data processing center and house several research vessels. The new building includes many “green” components in an effort to reduce energy consumption and conserve natural resources: geothermal heating/cooling, extra insulation for energy efficiency, energy efficient light fixtures, plumbing for rainwater toilet flushing, low-impact development of parking areas, and low-VOC paint and flooring materials. Recycled and reused components reduce our ecological footprint and create a unique and comfortable work space. Additional plans for the building include Rain Gardens for storm water retention and installation of renewable energy technologies like photo-voltaic cells or micro-wind turbines.

The building has garnered much attention in Carteret County, where it is located in the county’s Crystal Coast Business Park and where several marine science institutions make their home. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new office was May 17, 2011 and was attended by colleagues from the USGS, NOAA, UNC-CH, NCSU, and the Carteret County Shoreline Protection Office. Our US Congressman Walter Jones made opening remarks, and joined the Carteret County Economic Development Council in applauding Geodynamics’ expansion.

Geodynamics’ Headquarters is located in the Crystal Coast Business Park, located in Morehead City / Newport.
310-A Greenfield Drive
Newport, NC 28570

Carteret News-Times February 2011: Construction

Carteret News-Times May 2011: Geodynamics Ribbon Cutting Event

US Hydro Conference

April 20, 2011

Members of Geodynamics staff attended the US Hydro Conference, sponsored by the Hydrographic Society of America in Tampa, Florida last April. In addition to participating in workshops and visiting the extensive exhibit area, Dave Bernstein presented “Modern Techniques for Improved Topo/Bathy Elevation Modeling of Tidal Inlets” in the Data Management and Modeling session. The paper was co-authored by Chris Freeman, Ben Sumners, and Helena Mitasova (NCSU).


GSA Conference

March 20, 2011

Chris Freeman and Ben Sumners presented research at the recent Southeastern meeting of the Geological Society of America in Wilmington, NC. In a session devoted to coastal response to tidal inlets, Ben Sumners presented a discussion of “Spit Development and Effects of Ebb Channel Relocation: Bogue Inlet, NC’ and Chris Freeman presented a talk entitled “High-Resolution Mapping of Complex Coastal Inlets for Regional Sediment Management in North Carolina. The session was in tribute to the career of Dr. Bill Cleary.

Sumners GSA Abstract


Publication in Port Technology

September 20, 2010

David Bernstein and Chris Freeman published a study on the use of multibeam surveys for construction monitoring at the North Carolina Port of Morehead City. Entitled Independent Surveys Prove both Time and Cost Effective, the report details the IHO Special Order MBES survey performed for Weeks Marine Inc. during extensive dredging and rock stabilization at the Port.

Independent surveys using multibeam sonar prove both time and cost effective for Port Authorities