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Mr Dirk Immenga

Advanced Technical Officer and Diving Officer, Coastal Marine Group

Qualifications: Vor Diplom (Bsc) in Geology, University Kiel, Automotive Engineering Certificate, Scientific Diver (Germany), PADI Divemaster, Nitrox Diver, Commercial Launch Master, NZ Construction Diver Class IV, Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Certificate

Research Interests

Sea floor mapping, Hydrography, Technical Diving

Diving Officer, responsible for all boating and diving activity. Teaching support for Marine studies at Graduate Level. Field support Coastal Marine Group. Looks after all oceanographic equipment, purchase, operation, maintenance. Deals with outside clients, consultancy to Ports, Marinas, Councils and others.

Recent Publications

  • de Ronde, C. E. J., Fornari, D. J., Ferrini, V. L., Tontini, F. C., Walker, S. L., Scott, B. J., . . . Lupton, J. E. (2011). Rediscovery of the 8th Natural Wonder of the world: The Pink and White Terraces' survival of the 1886 Tarawera Rift eruption. In AGU Fall Meetings. Conference held at San Francisco, California, USA.

  • Schimel, A. C. G., Healy, T. R., McComb, P. J., & Immenga, D. (2010). Comparison of a self-processed EM3000 multibeam echosounder dataset with a QTC view habitat mapping and a sidescan sonar imagery, Tamaki Strait, New Zealand. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(4), 714-725. Open Access version: hdl:10289/4332

  • Schimel, A. C. G., Rzhanov, Y., Fonseca, L., Mayer, L., Healy, T. R., & Immenga, D. (2010). Automated delineation of acoustic themes from multibeam backscatter data for seafloor characterization, Tapuae Marine Reserve, NZ. Poster session presented at the meeting of Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping. Conference held at Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Schimel, A. C. G., Healy, T. R., Johnson, D., & Immenga, D. (2010). Quantitative experimental comparison of single-beam, sidescan, and multibeam benthic habitat maps. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67, 1-14. Open Access version: hdl:10289/4358

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Contact Details

Email: dirk@waikato.ac.nz
Room: D.G.01
Phone: +64 7 858 5032