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1975 Willow Drive
Madison, Wis. 53706-1103

Phone: 608-262-6515

David Hart

Assistant Director for Extension

What I do at Sea Grant

David Hart joined the Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Services team as a scientist in 2002, after working with Sea Grant for eight years on coastal geographic information system (GIS) applications through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Land Information and Graphics Facility.

As one of the few Sea Grant GIS specialists in the country, David provides assistance to local governments and other coastal constituents in the areas of mapping, community planning, coastal hazards, land use and climate adaptation.

Year Joined

B.S., University of Michigan, natural resources policy and management
M.U.R.P., University of New Orleans, urban and regional planning
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, land resources


Selected publications; visit David Hart's CV for a full list.

Eanes, F., Silbernagel, J., Hart., D., Robinson, P. and M. Axler. 2018. Participatory mobile- and web-based tools for eliciting landscape knowledge and perspectives: introducing and evaluating the Wisconsin geotools project. Journal of Coastal Conservation.

Roth R., Hart, D, Mead, R., and C. Quinn. 2017. Wireframing for interactive & web-based mapping: Designing the NOAA Lake Level Viewer. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 44 (4), 338-357.

Silbernagel, J., Host, G., Hagley, C., Hart, D., Axler, R., Fortner, R., Axler, M., Smith, V., Drewes, A., Bartsch, W. and Danz, N. 2015. Linking place-based science to people through spatial narratives of coastal stewardship. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 19(2), pp.181-198.

Burkett, V., D. Zilkoski, and D. Hart. 2003. “Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans” U.S. Geological Survey Subsidence Interest Group Conference, Proceedings for the Technical Meeting, Galveston, Texas,  November 27-29, 2001. K.R. Prince and D.L. Galloway, Eds. USGS Water Resources Division, Open File Report 03-308. pp. 63-70.

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