Geosciences' Fred Limp Reappointed by Secretary of Interior to Federal Board
Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt has reappointed Fred Limp, University Professor of geosciences and the Leica Chair, to a second four-year term on the Preservation and Technology Training Federal Advisory Board.
The board advises the Department of Interior's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The center helps preservationists find better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. It conducts research and testing in its own laboratories, provides cutting edge training around the U.S., and supports research and training projects at universities and nonprofits.
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training pushes the envelope of current preservation practice by exploring advances in science and technology in other fields and applying them to issues in cultural resources management. The 13 members of its board represent archaeology, architecture, conservation, engineering, historic preservation, landscape architecture and planning.
Limp has had a distinguished career in the application of a range of "high tech" methods used in the discovery, analysis and preservation of archaeological and global heritage resources. He has been involved in heritage preservation projects on six continents involving the application of geographic information systems, global navigation satellite systems, remote sensing, laser scanning and photogrammetry.
He was one of the founding directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium, the global organization setting standards for geographic and location data. He served as the President of the Society for American Archaeology, the largest scholarly and professional society for archaeology. Limp has been with the University of Arkansas since 1979 and has been awarded more than $39 million in extramural grants and contracts in that time.
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