Mr. Babin joined MPH in 2014 and currently serves as the Vice President of Remote Sensing. His responsibilities include managing all remote sensing projects and personnel.
Mr. Babin has over 22 years of experience in the management of remote sensing data including collection, processing, and interpretation. He began his career in the United States Navy, where he specialized in surveillance, radar, and navigation systems. He has extensive project experience in underwater remote sensing (hydrography and oceanography) from marine construction, bathymetric surveys, seafloor inspection, geologic and geophysical surveying, archeological investigations, coastal engineering, and dredging operations. His extensive knowledge of magnetometer and side-scan sonar data interpretation qualified him to serve as an expert witness in maritime litigation cases.
In 2016, MPH expanded department services of Remote Sensing to include Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Stuart served a key role in this expansion and was one of the first nationwide to obtain his FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot license and began working with airborne remote sensing; specifically fixed-wing and multirotor using LiDAR, photogrammetry, and videography inspection. Stuart remains the project coordinator over all UAS flight operations and has worked directly with Airports, Air Traffic Control, the Military, and the FAA on numerous projects in restricted airspace. He is also the QA/QC project lead overseeing data processing for mosaiced orthophotos, digital surface models (DSMs), LiDAR point clouds, and other geospatial data deliverables.
Mr. Babin attended Nicholls State University and graduated in 2013, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an area of concentration in Geography and Technical Writing. In 2023, Stuart completed his Graduate Certificate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Data Analytics from the University of Connecticut.
In 2023, Stuart was elected as President of the American Society of Photogrammetry of Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Gulf South Region Board.