Coastal Engineer's Report Post-Florence

Coastal Engineer Chris Gibson offers his perspective

On this episode of the Local Control podcast, Peter A. Ravella is joined by Chris Gibson, President of TI Coastal Services, a leading coastal engineering firm for Carolina beach communities. A continuation of ASPN's series on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Peter and Chris discuss the storm's impacts from a coastal engineering perspective. Subjects discussed: Chris's experience during Florence compared to past storms, storm related erosion rates and sand loss volumes, designing beach restoration projects on Topsail Island, the costs of and funding for rebuilding NC's beaches, coordinating local, state, and federal investments in the beach, and more.

Peter A. Ravella

Experienced business owner in coastal policy, land use, grants, permitting and financing with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and coastal services industry. Skilled in Government, Community Engagement, Beach & Dune Restoration and Financial Planning, Natural Resource Management, Wetland Mitigation, and Environmental Education. Strong education professional with a BS in Marine Biology and a JD focused in Environmental Certificate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.