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Alex Braud

GIS Specialist and Environmental Analyst
Environmental Informatics Program
Resilient Landscapes Program

Alex Braud is a GIS Specialist and Environmental Analyst working across the Environmental Informatics and Resilient Landscapes programs. His background reflects this position, intersecting the fields of spatial analysis, coastal resilience, floodplain management, environmental economics, and urban planning. Alex has earned a Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston as well as bachelor’s degrees from his hometown’s Louisiana State University in both Geography and Disaster Science & Management. Prior to joining SFEI, Alex focused on regional sediment issues at the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission as a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow. He has additionally performed work at the College of Charleston Lowcountry Hazards Center and for the Southern Environmental Law Center where he performed GIS-based watershed and hydrologic modeling, landscape and human vulnerability analyses, as well as various forms of suitability mapping.

Related Projects, News, and Events

Baylands Change Basemap (Project)

The Baylands Change Basemap will update the existing map of tidal marsh, tidal flats and diked baylands to incorporate the many changes in baylands distribution and abundance that have occurred over the last two decades. It will also include new information about land use and infrastructure that affects baylands restoration and management constraints and opportunities. To ensure the map is as up-to-date as possible, the project will develop procedures for ongoing local updates and change detection to cost-effectively maintain the basemap’s high value. 

New Delta Habitat Map! (News)

The Delta Aquatic Resource Inventory (DARI) is a map of surface waters, wetlands and other aquatic resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. A similar mapping approach used to create the Bay Area Aquatic Resource Inventory (BAARI) was applied to complete a consistent map across the larger San Francisco Estuary. Both DARI and BAARI are integrated into the California Aquatic Resource Inventory (CARI), which serves as the basemap in EcoAtlas.

Delta Aquatic Resource Inventory (Project)

DARI is the Delta Aquatic Resources Inventory of surface waters, wetlands and other aquatic resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). The goal of the DARI project is to develop a geospatial inventory of aquatic resources that will be used as a common base map for the Delta. A similar mapping approach used to create the California Aquatic Resource Inventory (CARI) will be applied to provide a map of the aquatic resources and their associated attributes.