Friday, October 12, 2012


Saturday, October 20, 2012
College of Graduate Studies
Concordia University - CGS
570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 203
Lincoln, NE 68521

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Hydrological Surveying on the Missouri River

Brenda Densmore
USGS Nebraska Water Science Center

Brenda Densmore has worked for the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center since 2001. She has an undergraduate degree in fisheries and wildlife and a graduate degree in Natural Resources with emphasis in Aquatic Ecology, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She has expertise in water-quality and biological monitoring programs, GPS and LiDAR surveying, and hydrographic surveying.  The newest tool being utilized by the NEWSC is a multibeam echosounder.  Brenda and other scientists in Nebraska have been deploying this equipment in Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Cambodia to produce detailed hydrographic maps to answer a number of scientific questions.

Boundary Surveying on the Missouri River

Gene Thomsen  RLS 397
Deputy State Surveyor

Gene Thomsen is a life-long resident of Nebraska who grew up on a farm between Fairmont and Exeter Nebraska.  He attended Kearney State College, and graduated from Southeast Community College with an associates degree in Civil Engineering and Surveying.  Gene worked in private practice before joining the Nebraska Department of Roads Design Division in 1974.  He has been a Registered Land Surveyor in Nebraska since 1983 and became a Deputy State Surveyor in 1988.  His interest is survey history has inspired him to write articles for the Professional Surveyors Association of Nebraska as well as “Nebraska History” published by the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Steve Cobb  RLS 412
Nebraska State Surveyor

Mr. Cobb has over 35 years of experience as a land surveyor in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Cobb was registered to practice in Nebraska in 1982. Mr. Cobb came to the Nebraska State Surveyor’s Office in 1987, appointed a Deputy State Surveyor in 1989 and the State Surveyor in 2005.