Maura Boswell, PhD, PE, (New Hampshire), Marc Gold, PE, CFM, (South Carolina), and Mike Jenkins, PhD, PE, (Florida), will present and moderate sessions at the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) National Coastal Conference at the Omni Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, on October 10, 2023, through October 13, 2023. ATM, a Geosyntec Company, is sponsoring an exhibit booth throughout the conference and a networking break on October 11, 2023, at 2:35 p.m. EDT.

Maura, who serves as an ASBPA board of director and conference co-chair, will co-present “Building Relationships with the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of ASBPA” with Dan Barone with Rutgers University on October 11, 2023, at 4:15 p.m. She will moderate “Session 3G: Best Restored Shores” on October 12, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. and present “Quantification of Wave Attenuation of a Marsh Sill Living Shoreline” also on October 12, 2023, at 2:15 p.m.

Marc will present “Coastal Vulnerability Assessments: A Tiered Option Approach and Case Studies” on October 12, 2023, at 10:50 a.m. and “Coastal Modeling of a Habitat Restoration Project in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina” at 4:00 p.m.

Mike will moderate “Session 5C: Coastal and Estuarine Modeling III” on October 12, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Additionally, Mike will accept a 2023 Best Restored Beach award for the Florida Joint Nourishment Project in three Florida municipalities, the cities of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach and Town of Hillsboro Beach. The Florida Joint Nourishment project was selected because it demonstrates how the collaboration by three municipalities can result in increased and collective benefits for all parties.

Fran Way, PE, CFM, (South Carolina) will accept a 2023 Best Restored Beach award for the Central Reach Reimbursement (CRR) Project in Holden Beach, North Carolina. The CRR Project was selected because it demonstrates a long-term commitment by the community to nourish and renourish their beach after a series of severe storms that devastated the beach from 2017 to 2022.

About the ATM Practitioners:

Maura is a Senior Coastal Engineer with ATM and has more than 19 years of experience providing expertise in coastal engineering, marinas, and urban waterfronts. She manages a variety of coastal and waterfront projects along the east coast and focuses her interests on resilient coastal shorelines and projects concerned with managing coastal flooding and sea level rise. Her coastal engineering experience includes natural and nature-based features, coastal structure design, beach nourishment, numerical modeling, post-storm condition field assessment, shoreline change assessment, permit acquisition, preparation of final design documents, and wave prediction and wave force studies for fixed and floating structures.

Marc is a Professional Coastal Engineer with ATM 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.

Mike is a Senior Principal Coastal Engineer with ATM and has 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.

Fran is a Senior Coastal Engineer with ATM and has 25 years of experience in coastal, environmental, and water resources engineering. He applies his background in coastal and water resources to flood hazard risk assessments, wave and current modeling, beach nourishment, dredging and navigation studies, alternatives analyses, and shoreline stabilization projects. He provides services in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and the Caribbean.

About ASBPA:

ASBPA is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing our coasts by merging science and public policy. They advocate for healthy, sustainable, and resilient coastal systems to sustain four interconnected core values provided by shores and beaches: community protection, a strong economy, ecologic health, and recreation.

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For consultation regarding coastal engineering, specifically beach (re)nourishment and other nature-based services, contact ATM practitioners:

Maura Boswell, PhD, PE, at; Marc Gold, PE, CFM, at; Mike Jenkins, PhD, PE, at; and, Fran Way, PE, CFM, at

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