Coastal Zone Foundation names Tissot as newest Certified Coastal Practitioner

Fort Myers, FL –

The Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) is pleased to announce that Philippe Tissot, Ph.D., has earned the designation of Certified Coastal Practitioner™ (CCP) professional credential.

Earning the CCP designation distinguishes Tissot as having a broad knowledge base and understanding of the interrelationships that exist among different coastal professions.

Dr. Tissot is the Conrad Blucher Institute Chair for Coastal Artificial Intelligence at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a co-Principal Investigator (PI) for the National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography, or AI2ES.

Since his arrival at CBI in 1999, Dr. Tissot’s research has focused on the development of artificial intelligence methods for the analysis and predictions of environmental systems with a focus on coastal physical processes. Present projects include developing operational predictions for coastal inundation, navigation, sea turtle conservation and emergency management in general. Other research includes studying relative sea level rise, the spatial variability of coastal vertical land motion, and other processes and their societal impacts.

“I have enjoyed in person, remote, and online classes of the Certified Coastal Practitioner curriculum over the past several years,” said Tissot. “I have a slight preference for the live classes where conversations with great instructors are easier. This has been an invaluable broadening of my coastal knowledge. Along with the fantastic field trips organized by ASBPA, I highly recommend this program to fellow coastal practitioners.”

To earn the CCP credential, candidates must complete a series of 10 courses offered by the Coastal Zone Foundation in cooperation with the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). The CCP program provides participants with multidisciplinary instruction on comprehensive coastal management and defines the body of knowledge, which reflects best practices for coastal practitioners.

The Coastal Zone Foundation was formed in 1984 with the purpose of advancing scientific and related engineering and planning knowledge. Please visit to learn more.

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