Peter Seidle, P.E., (Florida) will instruct a short course on Project Management and present on “Keys to Award Winning Shoreline Restoration” at the 2021 National Coastal Conference at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28 and 30, 2021.
Peter’s co-instructor for the short course is Dan Adams, City of Virginia Beach.
Peter Seidle is a Coastal Engineer based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience providing domestic and international clients with effective shoreline and inlet solutions, including conducting site assessments, characterization of inlet and shoreline processes, sediment budgets, permitting, and construction phase services. Peter has the project management experience and leadership to direct a team through the course of a project including design, permitting, contracting and implementation to ensure successful completion. Peter has utilized his technical expertise in analyzing shoreline and volumetric survey data in multiple shoreline (beach nourishment, groin, breakwater and jetty) and inlet (sediment budget, sand bypassing, navigation maintenance dredging) projects to provide viable design solutions.
The theme of the 2021 conference, “Geaux Resilient,” continues to broaden focus across the entire physical coastal and estuarine system. The National Coastal Conference provides an opportunity for coastal stakeholders and managers to develop collaborative networks to promote best management practices, while learning the latest science, engineering, and policy needed to maintain and improve the health of our beachfront and estuarine shorelines and ecosystems.
Since 1926, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) has made an organized effort to combat erosion in coastal areas. ASBPA is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the coasts by merging science and public policy. Its members advocate for healthy, sustainable, and resilient coastal systems to sustain four interconnected core values provided by shores and beaches: community protection, a strong economy, ecologic health, and recreation.
Short Course: Project Management
Speaker: Peter Seidle, ATM; Dan Adams, City of Virginia Beach
Date and time: Sept. 28, 2021 at 1:00-5:00 p.m. CDT
ASBPA and Coastal Zone Foundation have teamed up together to present a series of short courses as modules for the Certified Coastal Practitioner credential. The Project Management course will discuss the tools that a project manager needs to effectively perform their job. This module will gain a greater appreciation for the diverse expertise in a wide variety of areas required to make up an effective project team and enable the manager to more efficiently coordinate activities among the various specialists to facilitate a well-integrated effort that will expedite completion of what are often large and complicated projects.
Keys to Award Winning Shoreline Restoration
Speaker: Peter Seidle, ATM, a Geosyntec company
Date and time: Sept. 30, 2021 at 11:10-11:30 a.m. CDT
This panel session will be comprised of the winners of ASBPA’s 2021 Best Restored Shores (BRS) Award and facilitated by one or more members of the BRS Committee. The aim of this panel is to provide recipients with a meaningful opportunity to share their experience and expertise in shoreline restoration to help improve others’ successes in similar endeavors. Members representing each of the winning projects will make an engaging short video or PowerPoint presentation describing the location, conditions, and need for their project, how they secured stakeholder support and funding, innovations in design and execution, as well as tangible results and outcomes of the project. Following these presentations, the panel session moderator will facilitate a discussion among the award recipients to elicit frank and meaningful advice for others considering or planning shoreline restoration efforts. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions and interact with the panel at this point.
About the event: 2021 National Coastal Conference
About the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association: https://asbpa.org/