Heath Hansell, PE (South Carolina), and Rob Neal, PE (North Carolina), of ATM, a Geosyntec Company, will present at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GOMCON) at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, on February 19 through 22, 2024. ATM is a bronze-level sponsor of the conference. Our practitioners look forward to engaging with attendees at booth 211.

Heath will present “Resilient Waterfronts: Coastal Risk and Adaptation Design Approaches,” on February 20 at 2:30 p.m. EST. Rob will present “South Siesta Key Beach Repair: The Strength of Effective Communication,” along with coauthors Curtis Smith of Sarasota County Government and Wes Gammon Ahtna Marine and Construction, on February 21 at 11:45 a.m.

Rob is a Senior Professional Engineer with 26 years of experience in coastal engineering. His work includes designing and implementing shoreline stabilization and shallow draft navigation initiatives, conducting borrow-area assessments, managing dredge material, analyzing storm damage, maintaining and managing inlets, designing living shorelines, and monitoring project performance. He also has experience with coastal restoration projects and inspections of marina and waterfront facilities and construction management services for dredging.

Heath is a Senior Engineer with 12 years of experience in the coastal, marine, and waterfront engineering industry. Dedicated to finding practical, science-based, and sustainable solutions to clients’ complex issues associated with the coastal environment, Heath’s experience includes coastal restoration, waterfront and shoreline structures, marina and cruise ports, waterfront resorts, Federal Emergency Management Agency engineering, resilience, and nature-based solutions.

GOMCON brings together coastal scientists and stakeholders in state and federal governments, academia, nonprofits, and the private sector to discuss current Gulf of Mexico research and collaborate on new opportunities. This conference includes sessions that pertain to ecosystem and community resilience, as well as restoration and natural-resource management in the Gulf.

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas serve as the foundation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a network of partners dedicated to collaborating to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. The alliance provides forums to develop and modify tools that address regional issues, enable strategic partnerships, and track restoration efforts.

More Information:

About the conference: https://gulfofmexicoalliance.org/announcements/alliance-meetings/gomcon2024/

About the alliance: https://gulfofmexicoalliance.org/about-us/

For consultation regarding coastal engineering, resilient waterfronts, and stakeholder engagement, contact Heath at hhansell@appliedtm.com and Rob at robertb.neal@appliedtm.com.

Learn more about Heath: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heath-hansell-p-e-7ab16637/

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