Matt has been providing elite coastal engineering input to GEMMS projects for almost 20 years through his own consulting company, Damara(WA).
Matt is a coastal engineer with over 20 years professional experience covering a wide range of coastal, estuarine and maritime projects around Australia. He has been involved in all phases of coastal engineering projects, including investigations, analysis, design, contract management, site supervision, project management, project review and structure failure assessment. Matt joined Coastal Information and Engineering Services in 1993 and assisted with the Dawesville Channel Project, design of Exmouth Boat Harbour and the Western Australian State Government maintenance dredging program.
From 1996 to 2002, Matt worked with Egis Consulting Australia (formerly CMPS&F Pty Ltd) as part of the marine and coastal engineering team. Highlight projects included review of Bunbury storm surge barrier operations, refurbishment of Broome Jetty and Coral Bay boat launching facility investigations, with a wide range of design and construction projects throughout Australia and Southeast Asia.
In 2002, Matt commenced work as an independent coastal engineer, through Damara WA Pty Ltd. Within this role, he has undertaken an increasing number of projects in collaboration with GEMMS, including dredge plume modelling at Dampier and cyclone impact studies for Efate and Tuvalu. Matt has worked with GEMMS on a wide range of projects throughout the Australian region, including wave climate assessments, wave load analyses and cyclonic inundation studies.