Live from the 2022 National Ocean Exploration Forum!

March 28, 2022

Check out our live coverage of this important ocean event!

The American Shoreline Podcast Network is live from the 2022 National Ocean Exploration Forum! On this kickoff episode, host Tyler Buckingham welcomes four amazing guests from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership to talk about their organization and this incredible event, which seeks to create a blueprint for ocean exploration for the next decade. Joining the show are: Kristen Yarincik, Abby Ackerman, Dan Rogers, and Katie Fillingham. Stay tuned throughout the week as we bring more live coverage of the Forum on ASPN!

Show Transcription
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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.