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EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program: Numerical Modeling in Coastal Planning and Design – Applications and Case Studies

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
McLane Middleton
300 TradeCenter
Suite 7000, Woburn

Traditionally, the application of numerical models has been reserved for academic or high-profile and high-budget projects. As the problems tackled by ocean and coastal engineers get ever more complex, the application of numerical modeling to support a wide range of planning and design decisions has become increasingly familiar. Modeling can be used to provide insight on a wide variety of questions such as predicting storm surge elevations near critical infrastructure and understanding the influence of tidally-driven intracoastal circulation on water quality or developing design wave conditions for a shoreline protection project.

For this EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources program a group of industry experts and practitioners will present their practical experiences and perspectives to explore a range of numerical modeling applications, including case studies and lessons learned.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program – Numerical Modeling in Coastal Planning and Design

Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website.



Program Chair:

  • Brandon Raymond, Coastal Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants

Speaker Agenda:

Water Quality Modeling in Coastal Waters

  • Matt Hodge, PE, Manager, Hodge.WaterResources, LLC

Case Studies of Numerical Model Applications in the Coastal Environment

  • Deborah Crowley, Senior Scientist, RPS Ocean Science

From 1-D to 3-D – Model Considerations and Practical Applications to Meet Project Needs

  • Matt Shultz, PE, Senior Coastal Engineer, Woods Hole Group

Integration of Numerical Modeling into Coastal Engineering and Design (with examples)

  • Daniel Stapleton, PE, Senior Vice President / Senior Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Brandon Raymond of Geosyntec Consultants.

Attendee List

Anders Bjarngard GZA Principal
Lee Curtis BSC Group Vice President
Nathan Dill Ransom Consulting, Inc. Project Manager/Engineer
Nevin DiParlo Nortek Field Sales Engineer
Ellen Gerardi AECOM Staff Engineer
Rebecca Haney MA Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Geologist
Joshua Holden National Grid Lead Environmental Scientist
Andy Johansson Alden Director, Hydraulic Modeling
Anthony Julian Haley & Aldrich Senior Engineer
Alicia Kauffman Jacobs Coastal Engineer
Eric Nelson Hatch Senior Project Manager
Daniel Nvule MWRA Senior Program Manager
Jim Occhialini Alpha Analytical Vice President
Leila Pike GEI Consultants, Inc. Water Resources Engineer
Christopher Small AECOM Water/Coastal Engineer
Kelly Smith Hodge.WaterResources, LLC Water Resources Engineer
Chris Stockwell SumCo Eco-Contracting Chief of Project Development
Ashlee Tyce EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc PBC Project Engineer/Scientist
Christopher Walton Apex Companies, LLC Project Manager
Yan Zhang AECOM Technical Leader, Engineering