CSBPA gives this award every year to recognize a deserving coastal scientist, planner, engineer and/or innovator that makes a significant contribution to the advancement of coastal preservation in California. Specifically, the nominee has to have:
1. worked diligently to support the many activities and concerns of CSPBA and/or
2. worked to advance the knowledge and understanding of coastal science and coastal processes, with special focus on California and the west coast.
All recommendations should include one or two short paragraphs, provided to CSBPA’s nominating committee that highlight what the Nominee has done either for CSBPA and/or coastal science meriting consideration for the Award.
Bob is Vice President and Chief Engineer of Environmental Science Associates. He has served as Northern Vice-President of CSBPA for multiple terms in the early 2000s and was CSBPA President from 2009-2012. He organized several consecutive “Nor Cal” CSBPA Conferences in Pacifica and has worked on projects ranging throughout the California coastline from the northern to southern borders. Bob is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and was heavily influenced by Joe Johnson, former Berkeley Professor. He has also worked for the Surfrider Foundation assessing impacts to surfing from projects.
Past recipients are listed below.