Peter Martin
June 2016

25 years experience in technical support of oceanographic and hydrographic missions. Extraordinary improvisational skills in electronics, data manipulation by means of mathematics and coding, and mechanics.

1982 - 2016 Partnership Martin & Riener. Recent contract work 1998 - present has been primarily as research and development engineer and as science-support technician, providing electronics-tech and information-tech (computer / data) as well as operational services aboard oceanographic- and hydrographic research vessels.
1990 - 1998 -- provided services as radio officer (radiotelegraph operator) aboard research, commercial, and fishing vessels.
1982 - 1990 -- Early contracts were mainly resource-management service contracts for government agencies, including maintenance and construction work on trails, cabins, airstrips, and recreation facilities; fire lookout; and boundary surveying.
1977 - 1982 Field work with helicopter-portable geophysical exploration crews in the western U.S.

Formal education
2006 - Received New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship; pursued studies at University of Otago 2006 - 2009. Area of research: the physics of information, and the relation between spatial- and temporal "order". Terminated enrolment July 2009 for practical reasons.
2004 - Master of Science, Oregon State University. Major: Geographic techniques; minor: Oceanography. Thesis: "Spatial Interpolation in Other Dimensions".
1977 - Bachelor of Arts, University of New Mexico. Major: Spanish language; minor: Philosophy. Secondary teacher certification: General Science, Mathematics, and Spanish.

Higher math; electronics and radio communications (signal and power engineering and circuit-building, practical skills such as motor-rewinding, Morse telegraphy, etc.); computer: hardware and software familiarity including Mac, Windows, and UNIX/Linux systems; programming skills including C and C++ (using various Integrated Development Environments), Windows API, Visual Basic, AWK, Perl, and other scripting, HTML, Fortran, etc.; Matlab and Octave, GMT, LaTeX, various GIS; common office and imagery programs; linguistic skills (read/write Italian, as well as Spanish); various hand crafts; mechanics (auto, machinery, construction, welding, lens-making); skills associated with cruising / navigating under sail; ecological agriculture and land/wildlife conservation (managing 700 acre property in northeast Oregon).

Miscellaneous credientials, current and past
FAA Private Airman, single-engine land / sea; FCC 1st-class Radiotelegraph w/Radar endorsement; FCC Extra-class Amateur Radio; USCG Radio Officer.


Professional membership: IEEE, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, IEEE Information Theory Society.

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