2017-02-27– Rob started Geo-CEG and pushed it through to incorporation and served as our first president. Sadly, he passed away early this year in January. I just don’t have the heart to take his bio down yet. We’re regrouping now for 2017 and recruiting some new members. –Brian
Robert Denner is a retired Coast Guard Navigator with
communications, database and geospatial expertise. He has worked in the positioning field for over 30 years and has extensive government experience. He loves any kind of map; but is fascinated by the ones that represent things hidden from view: Below the ocean or below the ground he relishes discovering, integrating and mapping these features in the context of the surface around them. He also is a proponent of systems thinking, believing, a well designed and implemented plan will provide huge long term gains. He has worked with the City of Philomath, OR since 2009; to develop their GIS capabilities and asset management system. Other skills include: extensive work with organizational databases, project management, operational planning, communications and computing systems as applied across the fields of leadership, training, maritime and land positioning, regulatory compliance, cargo handling and hazardous materials, maritime tactical law enforcement, and maritime search and rescue operations. Robert sees a need, and is a strong advocate, for the implementation of sustainable Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in small communities and is a principal founder of GEO-CEG.