Category Archives: Staff

Tom Moritz: Project Director

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Tom Moritz is a knowledge manager and advocate for knowledge equity. He has broad experience from the local to the international level in the public and private sectors. He was a lead advocate for the Conservation Commons – now based at UNEP-WCMC in Cambridge, UK. He most recently served as Director for Public Programs at the Internet Archive (SF) and before that as Associate Director and Chief of Knowledge Management at the Getty Research Institute (LA).  He has performed contract work for US EPA, NOAA, The National Academies and the University of Washington, has won grants from the Mellon Foundation, the US National Science Foundation and The Sloan Foundation. He has been successful in winning substantial support from private donors. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of the West and in 2005, he served as visiting Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  He is a regular participant in professional peer review activities including visiting committees,  advisory boards and grant reviewing and is editor and author of many publications and presentations.

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Bruce Caron: Executive Director

IFBruce is the founder and the Executive Director at the Studio. He maintains his profile on Google+

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Marty Landsfeld: Technical Director

Martin has been the technical lead at The Studio for more than 10 years. His interests lie in computer mapping and environmental sciences and education. He has been developing software for more than 30 years and has written software for a wide variety of projects including: remote sensing applications, famine prediction tools, web mapping services, scientific data analysis, hydrologic and atmospheric modeling, applications for environmental science education and medical training. He is proficient in a number of procedural and object oriented languages, statistical analysis, data visualization, remote sensing systems, web services, multi-media application development , user interface design and 3D modeling. He has also worked as a picker on a blueberry farm.

 

Martin obtained his MA in Geography at the University of California in 1990 studying environmental and hydrological modeling as applied to geographic information systems. He has performed research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Earth Science Division and in various organizations at the University of California, Santa Barbara including the Earth Space Research Group, the Earth Research Institute (formerly the Institute for Computational Earth Systems Science) and the Geography Department. He has also worked for the software development company, Planet Earth Science, and was their CEO for a year . Currently, Martin is splitting his time between The New Media Studio and both the Climate Hazards Group and the Satellite-based Wetland Inventory and Monitoring group at UCSB.

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