First Name   Gary
     
Last Name   Griggs
     
University or Association   University of California, Santa Cruz
     
City, State   Santa Cruz , CA
   
Position Distinguished Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences; Director, Institute of Marine Sciences
   
Insitution of Highest Degree Oregon State University - Oceanography; Ph.D.
   
Email
   
Phone   work 831.459.5006
   
Expertise Sector Ocean and Coastal Management
   
Area of Expertise Beach Erosion and Inundation
   
Other Expertise Sea-level Rise
   
Language Fluency (Other than English)
   
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Expertise Profile

Gary GriggsDr. Griggs is Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences.  His research is focused on the coastal zone and ranges from coastal evolution and development, through shoreline processes, coastal engineering and coastal hazards. Recent projects have focused on documenting and understanding shoreline erosion processes; evaluating the effectiveness of coastal protection structures and the impacts of coastal engineering projects on coastal processes and beaches; quantifying littoral cell budgets and the effects of human activities on budgets; and the effects of sea level rise on shorelines and adaptation to sea level rise.


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