Chad Burt

Web Developer
University of California - Santa Barbara

Chad Burt is a Web Developer for the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a graduate of its Biology program in the College of Creative Studies. Chad was responsible for programming the original interactive animations that make up the Science of Marine Reserves content in Google Earth. This involved developing code that translates data of reserve effects into accurate visual indicators such as the size, number, and diversity of fishes in a scene. Chad also contributed artwork for the California Channel Islands animation. Beyond serving as a technical advisor to the Science of Marine Reserves Project, Chad is involved in developing applications to visualize ecological monitoring data, and tools used to plan new marine protected areas along the California coast.