Coastal Engineering: Civil Engineering on the Edge - View the video

Gene Clark

Gene Clark
Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist
UW Sea Grant Institute, Lake Superior Field Office

Lake Superior NERR Building, 14 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880


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Gene Clark joined the Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Services team in January, 2004 and works out of the Lake Superior field office on the UW-Superior campus. As one of the few full-time Sea Grant Coastal Engineering specialists in the country, Gene provides coastal engineering expertise and port/harbor/marina engineering assistance to Wisconsin’s state and local government officials, contractors, and lakeshore property owners in all Wisconsin coastal counties, including those along Lake Michigan. Gene holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in Ocean Engineering, a M.S. degree from the University of Florida in Coastal Engineering and a second M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

There are many types of engineering specialties. One specialty of Civil Engineering is “Coastal Engineering.” A specialist in the field, Gene Clark, will draw upon his experience with coastal engineering issues and projects on Lake Superior. This session will explain how Civil Engineers use special training and education to plan, design and build structures such as ports, harbors and marinas to protect coastal lands and the large bodies of water they border. (Running Time 22:49)