March 21, 2019

ACOPNE commemorates ten years in advancing the practice in coastal, ocean, port & navigation engineering since our launch in 2009. Since our launch, the ACOPNE has worked diligently to elevate the standards in civil engineering by board certifying professional engineers with advanced expertise and attainment of specialized body of knowledge.

To commemorate and celebrate our tenth year since the launch of the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), the ACOPNE plans to host special tenth anniversary events at the ASCE Coasts, Ocean, Ports, Rivers Institute (COPRI) 2019 Ports Conference in Pittsburgh, September 15-18.

The special 10th anniversary events are being planned to honor the original founding members, the new class of 2018-2019 ACOPNE Diplomates and Honorary inductees, and recipients of the Inaugural ACOPNE awards.

ACOPNE President Paul Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE stated:

"ACOPNE cannot maintain its renowned level of excellence without your participation (our Diplomates and stakeholders) in the Academy and its work. With your active engagement and leadership by example, ACOPNE will continue to grow in standing and reputation, and advance the practice of coastal, ocean, port and navigation engineering. Thank you for all you do for ACOPNE. We are proud of you and your achievements. For these and more, I salute you.”


ACOPNE gratefully acknowledge each civil engineering leader that has served on the ACOPNE Board of Trustees, Review Committees and stakeholders that have supported the ACOPNE and our mission:

     * Indicates founding Board member

Walt F. Crampton, P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE*
Richard E. Czlapinski, P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE*
James E Dailey, Ph.D., P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE*
Billy Edge, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, Dist.M.ASCE*
Laurence Emsley, P.E., D.PE, PMP
Karyn M. Erickson, P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE*
Jennifer L. Irish, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.*
William H. McAnally, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, D.NE, F.ASCE*
Ron M. Noble, P.E., D.CE, D.PE, F.ASCE*
Michael A. Ports, P.E., P.H., D.NE, D.WRE, BCEE, F.ASCE*
Edward J. Schmeltz, P.E., D.PE, F.ASCE
John Segna, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE
Douglas A. Thiessen, P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE*
Thomas H. Wakeman, III, Sc.D, Eng., Dist.D.NE, Dist.D.PE, F.ASCE
Stan White, P.E., D.CE, D.PE, F.ASCE
Paul A. Work, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE


      Companies and organizations that have supported ACOPNE:

Coastal Engineering Foundation
Innovyze
Black & Veatch
Coastal Planning & Engineering
Collins Engineers, Inc.
Erickson Consulting Engineers
Mississippi Water Resources Association
NHRI
Noble Consultants, Inc.
Ports Engineering
Stewart Technology Associates