Coastal and Ocean Resources

Dr. John Harper, Senior Resource Consultant

Dr. John Harper, P.Geo., is a Coastal Geomorphologist with over 40 years of experience in British Columbia. He is the founder of Coastal & Ocean Resources, a 33-year old company specializing in coastal studies and a co-developer of the ShoreZone program that involves shoreline habitat mapping of over 100,000 km of coastline from Oregon to arctic Alaska. He is active in a number of areas of research, including oil-spill shoreline interaction, arctic coastlines, marine conservation planning and marine habitat mapping. Dr. Harper is a co-developer of the Green Shores credit rating system that is used as a planning tool for sustainable coastal development.

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