Mr. Dante Loggins uses high resolution imagery in ArcGIS to validate mapped landscape changes in Siberia, with a focus on gas emission craters and thermokarsts (permafrost thaw caused ground collapse). In addition to validating the current mapping, he may also work on identifying other change features in this region, applying the analyses to other areas of the Arctic, or conducting additional geospatial analyses. His interest in Arctic research comes from it being on the forefront of witnessing the immediate effects of climate change of the Arctic, a dynamic environment in flux.
Mr. Loggins intends to pursue graduate school studies in environmental science or engineering after completing his undergraduate degree at California Polytechnic State University in 2021. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and writing and a future goal is to go to the Arctic to conduct field research.