Dr. Mark Kram is the Founder and CTO for Groundswell Technologies, Inc., a group specializing in automated Cloud-based monitoring and modeling of environmental sensor and analytical instrumentation networks. Dr. Kram earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.S. degree in Geology from San Diego State University, and his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has over 30 years of experience using innovative environmental assessment techniques, has authored articles, national standards and book chapters on the subject, and has taught graduate-level courses on related topics. Dr. Kram is an internationally recognized expert in site characterization and remediation, and has been instrumental in the areas of sensor development and implementation, innovative GIS applications, DNAPL site characterization, chemical field screening, well design, direct push well acceptance, mass flux/discharge based remediation performance, and groundwater basin yield and storage change assessment. Dr. Kram has patented inventions for automated sensor-based contouring and multivariate analyses, automatic determination of groundwater basin storage change, water sustainability to protect from basin overdraft, seawater intrusion and stream depletion, and for in-situ measurement of groundwater contaminant flow rates and directions. Dr. Kram has been featured in Forbes, is an active member of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM Subcommittees D18.21 and E50.02), and the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC), and is currently preparing national guidance for vapor intrusion and environmental characterization applications. Dr. Kram recently co-chaired an ASTM International symposium on continuous soil vapor chemical measurements, served as Editor for the ASTM International book entitled “Continuous Soil Gas Measurement: Worst Case Risk Parameters”, is the recipient of the NGWA’s prestigious Technology Award, and received the 2014 ASTM Committee D18 Technical Editors Award.