Mr. Daniel Mendelsohn has more than 35 years experience in environmental engineering applications with a focus on numerical model development and application, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, water quality, waves, meteorology and in sediment, pollutant, thermal, oil and chemical spill transport and fates. His expertise is in the design, implementation and management of engineering analyses in the environment including modeling studies, metocean observations and data analysis, environmental impact assessments, permitting support, site assessments, water quality analyses, dredging impacts assessment, resource assessment, and feasibility studies. He has focused on all phases of renewable energy system projects for electric power cooperatives, municipalities, state government agencies, resort developments, and offshore wind energy projects. He has a MS in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rhode Island, is owner/CEO of Innovative Environmental Science LLC and a Senior Scientist at WaveForce Technologies LLC.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Hanson is an established expert in the fields of air-sea interaction and ocean waves with 35 years of experience. His research has led to the development of automated ocean wave analysis techniques which are used in the world’s leading wave forecast modeling systems and in various capacities worldwide to ensure safe and efficient offshore operations. Recently Dr. Hanson has focused on the development of offshore wind energy and has developed an innovative new wave forecasting technology currently in use by the Commonwealth of Virginia for offshore wind energy planning. He has a PhD in Physical Oceanography from Johns Hopkins University and has held research scientist positions at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the US Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility in Duck, NC. He is presently co-owner/CEO of WaveForce Technologies LLC.
Dr. Brian Blanton is a physical oceanographer with extensive experience in forecasting and prediction in the coastal ocean. As a senior scientist at a research computing institute in North Carolina, his research focuses on storm surge and tide dynamics, interaction of storm surge and coastal river flooding, and the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on coastal hazards and risks. He has led large projects for FEMA-funded coastal flood insurance studies, where the primary computational engine is the storm surge, tide, and wind-wave model ADCIRC/SWAN. His expertise includes forecasting of coastal water levels and waves, model verification and validation, scientific programming, and high-performance computing He earned a PhD in Marine Sciences (physical oceanography) in 2003 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a Chief Scientist at WaveForce Technologies LLC.