Emerald Ocean Engineering: Background

Emerald Ocean Engineering LLC is managed by:
David D. McGehee, P.E., M.Oc.E., D.CE

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  • 7 years in the marine salvage, construction, and offshore service industry
  • 8 years in academic research laboratories
  • 12 years in the US government's Coastal Engineering Research Center

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Over 80 reports, papers and articles published. Topics include: monitoring hurricane/typhoon effects, tsunami warning methodology, wave data analysis standards, harbor and ship response to long waves, circulation studies, breakwater stability, environmental information systems, interagency ocean management strategies.

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Registered Professional Engineer in: Florida, Alabama, Misissippi and Louisiana

Diplomate in Coastal Engineering: Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), an independent Board certification organization that certifies the competence of coastal engineers in their area of specialization based on experience and education.  The Academy's board certifications are held by a small percentage of all coastal engineers in the United States.

Association of Coastal Engineers (ACE)
Marine Technology Society (MTS)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Coast, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA)
Surfriders Foundation

Master SCUBA Diver/Surface-Air Diver
US Army COE Dive Supervisor/Inspector
US Coast Guard MB Operator's License