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Dr. Brett Buzzanga is an Earth Scientist focused on the coast. As a postdoctoral fellow at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he works with satellite observations to better understand how climatic and geophysical processes contribute to sea-level change. In addition to using radar and laser altimetry to measure the ocean, he applies the remote sensing technique of InSAR to assess vertical land motion, which can worsen the impacts of sea-level rise in coastal communities. More generally, he's interested in the interface between science and society, and how a systemic understanding of Earth can enable a healthy relationship between people and planet.