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In Memory: Doug Nebert, US Geological Survey and GEO

Doug Nebert

In Memory: Doug Nebert, US Geological Survey and GEO

The GEO community mourns the sudden passing of Doug Nebert, of the US Geological Survey, in a plane crash in Oregon, USA this past Saturday. Doug had an exemplary career at USGS which spanned more than 30 years.  In the GEO community, Doug was a key leader in developing the GEOSS Common Infrastructure, helping to bring the original concepts to fruition. He was viewed as a guide, teacher and trusted partner and his contributions to GEO will be forever appreciated.

Doug is remembered by his USGS peers and colleagues as committed to furthering the availability and use of geospatial and mapping technologies to address important global environmental issues. Doug was known for his technical expertise in spatial data infrastructures and his commitment to building collaborations with colleagues around the world.  We extend our condolences to his family and friends on this tragic loss.

Doug's family has asked that for people who want to express their thoughts, sympathies and condolences to please send these to:


Ms. Dee Nebert and Family
c/o Tyee Lodge
4925 NW Woody Way
Newport, OR  97365


Dates for the Memorial Services to celebrate Doug’s life have yet to be determined, but they are targeting the August/September timeframe and they will occur in Portland, Oregon and Reston Virginia. We will provide the additional information once it becomes available.

The family conveyed that if anyone would like to make a contribution, they wish that donations be sent to two different charities in Doug’s and his granddaughter Zoey’s honor.

Donations can be made in Zoey’s name to the Teddy Bears for Kids program by clicking here

In Doug’s name, donations can be made to the Young Eagles program by clicking here.