Expert 520185 - AL

Expertise Description

With over 20 years experience in the field of civil engineering, I have worked on the design of highways and streets, traffic studies, rail spurs, small bridges, culverts, drainage improvements including lined and unlined open channels, site grading and drainage plans ranging from 0.25 acres to hundreds of acres, industrial site designs, facility/port security planning, hydraulic and hydrologic studies, water and sanitary sewer systems, State Highway design changes and access permit coordination, FEMA flood map revisions, Coastal and storm water permitting, Corps permitting, pipeline routing and detailed design, and other infrastructure projects. I have also spent more than a decade working as a civil engineering expert witness in Alabama. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition to numerous clients.

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Expertise Description

I have 35 years of experience working in the field of nautical charts and US Coast Pilots. Nautical charts are considered to be legal documents in a court of law. The status that is afforded to these products is supported by the methodology at which these data are gathered, processed, and applied. The components of charts and Coast Pilots are separately gathered by field personnel, processed, and submitted for application to charts, Coast Pilots, or both. Components of charts include water depths from hydrographic surveys, the shoreline of adjacent land, prominent topographic features, aids to navigation, and other navigational information including geographic names. Coast Pilots include geographic names and chart numbers, channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation. Nautical charts and US Coast Pilots are skillfully reviewed to ensure high accuracy standards before publication and release to the public. My experience includes a strong understanding of how data are gathered and processed in the field and latter compiled and applied to both products. This experience includes Operation Officer for gathering hydrographic surveys, three sea assignments aboard Oceanographic Ships using nautical charts and US Coast Pilots, and many assignments that lead to their final outcome as legal documents.

Expert 56498 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience as a hydrogeologist and geologist. My expertise includes: civil engineering; coastal erosion; engineering geology; environmental engineering standards-of-care; flood hydrology; groundwater / surface water assessment / development / litigation, management / protection; hydrocollapses; landslide evaluation (groundwater / seepage source determinations); seismic risk evaluation; sewer-line failure and resulting groundwater contamination; water pipelines; water resources development / remediation; water rights; watersheds / runoff issues; and wells (wellfields, wellheads). I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 96942 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in coastal engineering and coastal land development. My expertise includes: beach nourishment; coastal boardwalks; coastal processes / development; environmental engineering; erosion (bluff / coastal / shoreline); lagoon restoration; levees; longshore sand transport; marinas; seawalls; shore protection devices (construction, design, permitting); soils engineering; surfing reefs; tidal waves; uprush analysis; water elevation; and wave forces / shoring. I have 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 96979 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in oceanography, specializing in coastal engineering. My expertise includes: beach nourishment; coastal development / engineering / processes; data analysis; environmental monitoring; estuarian dynamics; hydrology; kelp reefs; lagoons; maritime engineering; nearshore oceanography; numerical modeling; offshore structure design; reefs; shoreline changes; simulations; structural dynamics analysis; tsunamis; water quality monitoring; wave measurements and climate cycles; and wetlands restoration. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 400596 - MA

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Coastal and Oceanography Processes. I have consulting and academic experience conducting research on coastal processes, pollution, remediation, oceanography, coastal zone management, sustainability and related environmental fields. My expertise includes international environmental projects, including business development, sustainability, science, engineering, policy, regulations, and management; development of national / international environmental program focused on water bodies, river basis, or other transboundary features, and assistance to develop countries and implement environmental policy, legal regulatory, and integrated management regimes; environmental impact, analysis, and health impact analysis, audits, sustainability analysis, and other pertinent environmental methods. I specialize in collection, analysis / interpretation, and integration of field data into project design, which also includes programs at sea, on land, and in the air. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.