Mapping the Nearshore with Geodynamics, an NV5 Company

April 17, 2022

Thank you to NV5 and Geodynamics for sponsoring CNT & ASPN!

Geodynamics, an NV5 Company specializing in providing accurate surveys of complex coastal environments. Driven by marine geology, coastal science, and remote sensing researchers, they use the latest technology to provide meticulous data products to support their client’s needs and answer their toughest questions. Geodynamics carefully designs and executes a variety of hydrographic, marine geophysical, sub-bottom, and shoreline & nearshore surveys using their fleet of customized vessels and sensor configurations. Geodynamics, an NV5 company. Delivering solutions, improving lives. Find them at or

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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.