Contour Innovations Welcomes Jesse Amo

Contour Innovations, LLC is proud to announce the addition of Jesse Amo to the position of Aquatic Biologist and Technical Sales.  Jesse will focus his efforts on sales, education and in-person demos for local government units and lake associations.  “Jesse’s enthusiasm, passion and wealth of knowledge in aquatic habitats make him a great steward for executing Contour Innovations vision of changing the way we assess aquatic environments using cloud computing and acoustics” commented Ray Valley, Contour Innovations’ Chief Aquatic Biologist.

Jesse brings a diverse mix of education and experience to the Contour Innovations team.  Jesse holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology (fish and wildlife emphasis) from North Dakota State University with particular interest in aquatic ecosystems.   He is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science and Cartography from the University of North Dakota’s online program.   He draws on experience gathered while working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota lake associations, Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation Districts and various academic research programs.  He is also active in the Minnesota Association of Conservation Professionals and the American Fisheries Society.

In addition to his work in aquatic biology, Jesse  served 6 years in the Army National Guard and quickly adapted to several military occupational specialties.  He is a combat veteran who served a 12 month tour of duty in Iraq in 2004-2005.  His personal interests include many outdoor endeavors such as canoeing, fishing, hiking, cycling, and research and observation of ecosystems.  Jesse is driven to find innovative ways in increase our understanding and management of aquatic ecosystems.

Jesse’s motivation and understanding of aquatic systems made him a great addition to our rapidly growing team.  We’re excited to have him on board!

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Author: biobasemaps

BioBase is a cloud platform for the automated mapping of aquatic habitats (lakes, rivers, ponds, coasts). Standard algorithms process sonar datafiles (EcoSound) and high resolution satellite imagery (EcoSat). Depth and vegetation maps and data reports are rapidly created and stored in a private cloud account for analysis, and sharing. This blog highlights a range of internal and external research, frequently asked questions, feature descriptions and highlights, tips and tricks, and photo galleries.

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