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Coastal Mountains Nature Program Speaker Series: ‘LiDar – Revealing Maine’s Secrets’

Event organizer: Polly Jones
Event Date & Time: February 28, 2019 7:00 pm until February 28, 2019 8:00 pm
For more information: https://www.coastalmountains.org/

CAMDEN — The Coastal Mountain Nature Program will present ‘LiDar – Revealing Maine’s Secrets’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street.

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) uses laser beams to image the earth’s surface (and other objects) to produce a very accurate and detailed representation of the land surface. Amber Whittaker, senior geologist for the Maine Geological Survey, will explain what LiDAR is, how it can be used and the fascinating discoveries made with this technology.

About the Speaker: Whittaker is a native Mainer, who earned her BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Maine and an MSc in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of New Mexico. She has worked all over the world doing field work and working in labs and on computers to solve various geologic problems. In her current work as a senior geologist, Whittaker conducts bedrock mapping and assembles the bedrock geologic maps for publication.