Coastal Zone Foundation names Alex Maxwell as newest Certified Coastal Practitioner

Fort Myers, FL –

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

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

Dr. Maxwell is a planner with civil and environmental firm Fuss & O’Neill in its Water and Natural Resources (WNR) group out of its Boston, MA office. His work focus is on leading projects that help strengthen the resilience of local communities through a scientific understanding of current and future socio-environmental conditions, strategic planning, and the implementation of thoughtful engineering solutions.

“As a Certified Coastal Practitioner, I look forward to continuing to grow and apply my knowledge of best practices for coastal management in my work with coastal communities throughout the Northeast,” said Dr. Maxwell.


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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