Senior System Administrator
Brock Murch
Brock Murch


BA(SPEC) 1986, University of Alberta (Political Science / Economics)


Solaris System Administration 2.7 – Course Certification, 2000
Java Programming – Course Certification, 2001
Solaris 2.6 Administration, 2002
Perl 5, 2002
Linux Redhat, 2002
Linux System Administration, 2002
Foundation Series: UNIX, 2002
University of South Florida – Information Security – Ongoing


Senior Systems Administrator - College of Marine Science 2009 (December) — present. Associate in Research Faculty – College of Marine Science (IMaRS & Ocean Optics Laboratory) 2002 — 2009. System Administrator, Programmer, Webmaster — Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS) 2001 — 2002 USGS — Programmer — Center for Coastal Studies 1999 — 2001 Republic Bank – Assistant Vice—President 1996 — 1999


  • Object Oriented PERL
  • Java
  • SQL
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jquery
  • ajax


Lu, Y., S. Sun, M. Zhang, B. Murch, and C. Hu (2016), Refinement of the critical angle calculation for the contrast reversal of oil slicks under sunglint, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 148–161, doi:10.1002/2015JC011001.

C Hu, B Murch, AA Corcoran, L Zheng, BB Barnes, RH Weisberg, K Atwood, JM Lenes (2015) Developing a smart semantic web with linked data and models for near real-time monitoring of red tides in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. IEEE Systems J. PP:1-9

Hu, C., S. Chen, M. Wang, B. Murch, and J. Taylor (2015). Detecting surface oil slicks using VIIRS nighttime imagery under moon glint: a case study in the Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters, 6:295-301.

Hu, C., B. B. Barnes, B. Murch, and P. Carlson (2014). Satellite-based virtual buoy system (VBS) to monitor coastal water quality. Optical Engineering. 53(5), 051402. DOI:

Feng, L., C. Hu, X. Chen, R. Li, L. Tian, and B. Murch (2011). MODIS observations of the bottom topography and its inter-annual variability of Poyang Lake. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 115, Issue 10, 17 October 2011, Pages 2729–2741

Hu, C., F. E. Muller-Karger, B. Murch, D. Myhre, J. Taylor, R. Luerssen, C. Moses, C. Zhang, L. Gramer, and J. Hendee (2009). Building an automated integrated observing system to detect sea surface temperature anomaly events in the Florida Keys. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 47:1607-1620.

Andrefouet, S., F. E. Muller-Karger, J. A. Robinson, C. J. Kranenburg, D. Torres-Pulliza, S. A. Spraggins and B. Murch (2006). Global assessment of modern coral reef extent and diversity for regional science and management applications: a view from space. Proceedings of 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan. June 28-July 2, 2004. 1732-1745 pp

Dogliotti, A. I., Ulloa, O., Muller-Karger, F., Hu, C., Murch, B., Taylor, C., ... & Gagliardini, D. A. (2005, August). The ANTARES observation network. In Optics & Photonics 2005 (pp. 58850N-58850N). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Hu, C., Müller-Karger, F. E., Taylor, C., Myhre, D., Murch, B., Odriozola, A. L., & Godoy, G. (2003). MODIS detects oil spills in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Eos, 84(33), 313. doi:10.1029/2003EO330002