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Council Staff - Craig Conzelmann

 Craig Paul Conzelmann
    Data and Applications Coordinator

Craig Conzelmann serves as the Data and Applications Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). Created by the RESTORE Act of 2012 and comprised of the Governors of the five Gulf Coast States and Cabinet-level officials from six federal agencies, the RESTORE Council is responsible for restoring and protecting the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast.

Conzelmann is based out of Lafayette, Louisiana where he serves as the leader of the U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center Advanced Applications Team. In this role, he has successfully leveraged USGS computer science expertise to address technical challenges surrounding data management, visualization, and complex computations for a variety of Gulf of Mexico State and Federal partners such as the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program. 

A lifetime of working and playing in the wetlands and waterways of South Louisiana has given Conzelmann first-hand knowledge of the challenges the region faces and the ability to translate this experience into large data-driven efforts focused on the conservation of sensitive wildlife habitats critical to residents who depend on a resilient coast. Outside of work, Conzelmann can be found supporting his children at the softball field or karate dojo.