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Meet the Photographers -  Sean Linehan

Sean Linehan is an Aerial Photographer with NOAA's National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division.

Sean earned a B. S. in Communications Media from Fitchburg State College of Massachusetts in 1997. As an Aerial Photographer, Sean's work entails the collecting of aerial photography in support of "Mapping the Coastal Zone" and "Airport Surveying and Mapping" for the National Geodetic Survey.

He has flown mostly aboard the NOAA Citation jet aircraft using Leica Wild RC-30 and RC-10 cameras to acquire color negative and infrared coastal photography throughout the United States and its territories. In addition, Sean used a Leica Wild RC-10 to collect panchromatic photography aboard NOAA's Honeywell Turbo Commander used in producing airport obstruction charting information for the Federal Aviation Administration.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Sean's interest in the ocean began at an early age, spending summers diving with his family around Cape Cod. He went on to join the U.S. Navy in 1988, were he was ship's photographer aboard the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), U.S.S. CORONADO (Admirals Staff), and the U.S.S. ARCADIA (AD-42).

Sean's volunteer work in the NOAA Library combines his interest in history and photography as it involves archival photography of many of the plates and images in the NOAA Rare Book collection. Sean and his colleague, Steve Nicklas, are responsible for the photography on "The Treasures of the NOAA Central Library" album and collection.

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