Michael Maddox is a faculty specialist at ESSIC-UMD. He currently leads a project on NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) to develop tools for flood monitoring or high temporal and spatial resolution weather and hydrological prediction users. His work involves using data analytics and using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to connect user communities with climate and environmental information. Previously his work has included development of the agricultural model and information systems for the Chesapeake Bay Forecasting System, assessment of the implications of watershed urbanization on rivers, and hardware architecture engineering. Currently, his work is focused on developing web-based tools for precision agriculture with remotely sensed data, real-time applications for fisheries management of gamefish in the Chesapeake Bay and risk to global supply chains due to climate and environment. Much of this work involves working with “big data”, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and user application development.