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Wesley Shaw

Hi! I’m Wesley Shaw

Coastal Hazards Policy Geek

Wes: a 30,000' overview

I’m a coastal hazards policy geek, and I love what I do. I get to work with brilliant, interesting people on complex and challenging problems. What could be better?

Two things I worked on last week:

(With Blue Urchin, LLC). Allows people (not just experts) to easily report peculiarly high tides and storm damage.

Lead Coastal Consultant to the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS)
Working with fantastic people to help make this great program even more effective. Policy, technical, and web assistance.

A bit of what I like to work on

Coastal Hazards

Addressing current and future risk.

Web Development

Building communication tools.

App Development

At Blue Urchin, LLC.

Some of what I’ve been doing

2003 - 2005 MS in Marine Resource Management College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
2006 - 2008 NOAA Coastal Management Fellow Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (here’s an article about me!)
Started StormSmart Coasts
2008 - Present Coastal Consultant Sole Proprietorship
2014 - Present Co-Founder, Blue Urchin, LLC

Pressing questions? Brilliant ideas? Returning that book you borrowed 4 years ago?

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