Mike Sutherland is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Sutherland provides data processing support in developing high-resolution coastal digital elevation models (DEMs). Prior to joining NOAA in 2012, Mr. Sutherland worked at the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston, SC. He received his M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston.