Rob Neal, P.E., (North Carolina) Marc Gold, P.E., C.F.M, (South Carolina) and Mike Jenkins, Ph.D., P.E., (Florida) will present at the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA) 36th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology at the Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection in Fort Myers, Florida, February 1 through 3, 2023. ATM, a Geosyntec Company, is a conference sponsor.

Rob will present “The Use of Wave Trip Walls to Reduce Storm Vulnerability” on February 2 at 11:15 a.m. EST. Marc will present “Seabird Nesting Habitat Restoration in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina” on February 2 at 1:20 p.m. EST. Lastly, Mike will present “Tropical Cyclones: A Global Perspective” on February 3 at 8:45 a.m. EST.

Marc is a Professional Engineer who specializes in the analysis of processes along coasts, wetlands and estuarine environments including sediment transport and nearshore hydrodynamics. His experience includes permitting, numerical modeling, statistical and time series analysis, and international field data collection. Marc uses his coastal engineering background to perform assessments and design of coastal structures, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood zone and risk analysis remapping, beach nourishment design and monitoring, and coastal conditions assessments for marina design.

Rob is a Senior Professional Engineer with 25 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 marina and waterfront facilities inspections and construction management services for dredging and coastal restoration projects.

Mike is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 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 in the development of 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 and is hosted by the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA).

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 couldn’t be handled by individual cities and counties alone.

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