Mike Jenkins, PhD, PE, (Florida) and Rob Neal, PE, (North Carolina) of ATM, a Geosyntec Company, will present at the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA) 37th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology at the Embassy Suites by Hilton resort in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, on February 7 through 9, 2024. Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. is a conference-friend-level sponsor.

Mike will present “Reef Relocation Technologies for Impact Mitigation,” alongside Charles Calloway, PE, of Calloway Marine Technologies, Inc., on February 8 at 10:15 a.m. EST. Additionally, he will moderate a series of sessions later that afternoon from 3:30 to 5:10. Rob will present “South Siesta Key Beach Repair: The Strength of Effective Communication” on the same day at 4:10 p.m., alongside Curtis Smith of Sarasota County and Wesley Gammons of Ahtna Marine and Construction Company.

Rob is a Senior Professional Engineer with 26 years of experience in coastal engineering, which includes design and implementation of shoreline stabilization and shallow draft navigation initiatives, borrow-area assessments, dredge-material management, storm-damage analysis, inlet maintenance and management, living-shoreline design, and project-performance monitoring. He also has experience with inspections of marina and waterfront facilities and construction management services for dredging and coastal restoration projects.

Mike is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Florida with 33 years of experience focused on coastal projects. He is a recognized expert in the field of coastal engineering and has an extensive background in modeling dynamic coastal systems. He has significant experience developing environmental assessments and environmental impact assessments.

The National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology presents the latest in beach preservation technology and real-world practice to help transfer knowledge from the scientific and engineering community to government officials who make the decisions on coastal projects and policies. The conference focuses on coastal protection and research, post-storm recovery and repair strategies, and project innovations.

FSBPA was organized in 1957 in response to the growing problem of beach erosion, which had virtually destroyed important resort beaches, and in recognition that erosion was a statewide problem that could not be handled by individual cities and counties alone.

More Information:

About the conference: https://fsbpa.com/tech-conference.html

About FSBPA: https://fsbpa.com/

For consultation regarding coastal engineering, contact Rob at robertb.neal@appliedtm.com and Mike at mjenkins@appliedtm.com.

Learn more about Rob: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rbneal/

Learn more about Mike: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/mike-jenkins