Research Staff

The Environmental Data Center consists primarily of professional research staff, as well as both graduate and undergraduate student research assistants.  All research associate positions are considered “soft money,” primarily funded by contracts for professional services and competitively awarded grants.

Charles LaBash, MS, GISP

Director of the Environmental Data Center; Research Associate IV
Office: 3 Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-2198
Focus: GIS, Remote sensing and GPS technologies
Email: labash@uri.edu

Peter V. August

Professor, Landscape Ecology
Office: 028A, Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-4794
Focus:  Landscape Ecology, GIS
Email: pete@edc.uri.edu

Greg Bonynge, MS, GISP

RI Geospatial ExtensionSpecialist; Research Associate IV                    
Office: 3 Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-2180
Focus: Geospatial Data Mgt. & Application Development
Email: greg@edc.uri.edu

Chris Damon, MS, GISP

Research Associate IV
Office: 022 Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-2930
Focus: International Applications Specialist
Email: cdamon@edc.uri.edu

Scott Rasmussen, MESM

Research Associate III
Office: 025 Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-2930
Focus: Elevation Mapping Support 
Email: scottrasmussen@edc.uri.edu

Mike Bradley, MS, GISP

Research Associate, IV
Office: 025 Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-5054
Focus: NPS Applications, Eelgrass & Subaqueous Soil Mapping.
Email: mike@edc.uri.edu

Roland Duhaime, MS, GISP

Research Associate, IV
Northeast Region NPS Field Technical Support Center Coordinator Office: 28 Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-5054
Email: roland@edc.uri.edu

Aimee Mandeville, MS, GISP

Research Associate IV
Office: 22 Coastal Institute Kingston,
Phone: 401-874-2930
Focus: Training and Online Application Development Specialist
Email: aimee@edc.uri.edu