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Member since: 1993
Coastal Management Consultant (now retired)
Bio: Now retired, Dr Jeremy Gibb has extended a comprehensive career in coastal management spanning 60 years. Jeremy’s specialist areas include applied physical coastal sciences, project leadership, and expert witness.
Jeremy earned his BSc in Geology at Victoria University. After graduating, Jeremy became a coastal scientist for the Ministry of Works and Development (Water and Soil Directorate) where he was responsible for project management, setting national standards, policy formulation and provision of expert advice on sea-coast and lakeshore planning, management and protection issues. He later went on to complete his PhD in geology at Victoria University on the proximate causes of shoreline movements. He held subsequent roles at the Department of Conservation providing specialist advice on coastal management, marine mammal protection, marine reserves, and information management.
His most recent position was as founder and Principal Director of Coastal Management Consultancy Ltd (CMCL). Key achievements include development and application of the first GIS Computer Model in the Southern Hemisphere for determining and updating Coastal Erosion Hazard Zones along sand shores. Jeremy has also undertaken numerous Coastal Hazard Risk Zone assessments for erosion, flooding and landslides for districts and beachfront subdivisions throughout NZ and Samoa, including the incorporation of Coastal Hazard Zones into Councils’ District Plans.
During his career Jeremy has authored over 150+ technical reports and scientific publications, 38 conference presentation abstracts and 30+ statements of expert evidence.
Joining in 1993, Jeremy is one of the longest standing members of the New Zealand Coastal Society.