Dominic Burch is a research specialist in HRI's Coastal Ecosystems Processing lab for Dr. Michael Wetz. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Science, concentrating in marine and costal resources (2010) from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dominic worked for the Conrad Blucher Institute 2009-2011 focusing on real-time atmospheric and oceanographic monitoring projects. 2014-2021 Dominic was a board member of the Dive Control Board of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where he helped establish a center of excellence that promotes safe and efficient dive habits for TAMU-CC and the South Texas scientific dive community.