Marine Scientist / GIS Analyst
Winn McEnery specializes in the use geographic information systems (GIS) for analyzing marine and watershed systems. He has managed geospatial technologies to collect and process bathymetric data and create bathymetric maps. He has also used GIS to develop interpolation maps for the state of California, validated these models using statistical analysis, and created Python scripts to automate GIS processes that reduced human error. Using data from the upper San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento River, Winn has created maps of concentrations of chemical and biological variables that help visualize and analyze data over large spatial extents in the complex Delta ecosystem. In addition to GIS, Winn has hands-on experience with collecting field data, conducting analyses, performing QA/QC on data collected, and maintaining oceanographic and watershed instruments. He also has several years experience researching various coastal oceanographic and ecological processes including sediment transport, larval distribution and species composition, as well as experience working aboard oceanographic research vessels employing various methods for collecting bathymetric, biological, physical, and chemical data. Winn earned a MSc in Applied Marine and Watershed Science from California State University Monterey Bay and BS in Oceanography with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Humboldt State University.