Josh Murphy serves on the faculty of the Urban & Regional Planning program and is senior spatial analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services Center.Murphy is an expert in the field of coastal resilience planning.

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Josh Murphy serves on the faculty of the Urban & Regional Planning program and is senior spatial analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services Center.

Murphy is an expert in the field of coastal resilience planning. He has spent his career focused on geospatial analysis and geographic information systems (GIS), with over a decade of experience in the development & delivery of programs that integrate GIS tools and methods with urban planning. In his position at NOAA, he develops tools and methods that facilitate the application of geospatial information to coastal management issues.

A frequent speaker on issues of coastal resilience, Murphy supports federal efforts directed at enhancing the resilience of our nation’s coastal landscapes, populations, and infrastructure by building tools and capacity to enable greater collaboration between local and federal agencies. He is an active member of the multi-sector NOAA Digital Coasts Partnership whose mission is to foster next-generation data sharing and cross-sector knowledge collaboration. 

He holds a B.A. in Geospatial Analysis from Pennsylvania State University.