Fort Myers, FL – Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) is pleased to offer two half-day virtual short courses that can be registered for in conjunction with the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) National Conference at https://asbpa.org/conferences/.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, “Water Quality,” from noon until 4 p.m. ET. Panel presenters include: Erin Hague (Tetra Tech) Dr. James “Sam” Stribling (Tetra Tech), Dr. Shelly Anghera (Moffatt & Nichol), Kara Plourde (Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works), and Paul Choy (Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works). Bruce Hamamoto and Armando D’Angelo, both of Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works, will be on hand to contribute support and answer questions as needed. Water Quality is an introductory course where a review of the Clean Water Act of 1972 will be provided, along with discussions of surface water quality standards and compliance applicable to the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coastal zones. Three regional case studies will review basin management tools, primary contributors to water quality degradation, Best Management Practices (BMPs) for treatment, monitoring strategies, bioindicators and state-level efforts at becoming compliant with the Coastal Zone Act.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, “Coastal Geology” from noon until 4 p.m. ET presented by Dr. Tiffany Roberts Briggs (Florida Atlantic University), Dr. Katherine Brutsche (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), and Dr. Patrick Barrineau (Coastal Science & Engineering, Inc). Coastal Geology is an introductory course presenting a geological framework, distinguishing among types of coasts, the forces sculpting the land, and the sediments accumulating in distinct forms. This module will touch on special disciplines of coastal geomorphology, sedimentology, and coastal processes.
If you are unable to attend ASBPA conference and would like to register for a short course, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These courses are intended for coastal practitioners, professionals, consultants and representatives from government agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Students and new professionals are also encouraged to attend.
The short course topics are modules that will be offered in partial completion of the Certified Coastal Practitioner™ (CCP) program. The complete program will consist of 10 modules offering a broad, multidisciplinary platform of knowledge for current and prospective coastal professionals and providing an introductory look at the various areas of coastal expertise that are crucial to successful and sound coastal management. The basic objective of this program is to deliver the fundamentals of each topic applied in coastal management, so that individuals obtain exposure to a breadth of knowledge and expertise. Please visit https://coastalzonefoundation.org/ccp-training/ for more information on the Certified Coastal Practitioner™ credential. Most short courses are also available via recorded webinar.
The Coastal Zone Foundation was formed in 1984 with the purpose of advancing scientific and related engineering and planning knowledge. By developing and implementing the Certified Coastal Practitioner™ program, Coastal Zone Foundation is continuing a tradition of encouraging rigorous research and continued collaboration to nurture, protect and manage the coastal zone. Please visit coastal-zone-foundation.org to learn more.