A Special Acknowledgement To:
Dr. Philip D. Osborne
CERF Lifetime Member
We are proud to acknowledge Dr. Philip D. Osborne as a Lifetime Member of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF). Dr. Osborne is the Principal Senior Coastal Geomorphologist at Golder Associates [British Columbia, Canada]. Of particular note was when a Certificate of Achievement in the technological and ecological safety contribution category was presented to Dr. Osborne by Confidence Capital and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in recognition of Golder's contribution in the field of promoting environmental and industrial safety. Dr. Osborne gave a presentation at the organization's 2nd International Conference on "Onshore and Offshore Oil Spills: Prevention and Response" conference held in Almaty, Kazakhstan in March 2013, where his topic was the Experimental Offshore Air & Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS) for the D-Island. He spoke about Golder's experience with the installation and first year of operation of the water quality monitoring system in the North Caspian Sea being used to establish project baseline and an early warning system for project related environmental impacts.
Established in 1960, Golder is a global, employee-owned organization driven by the purpose to engineer earth's development while preserving earth's integrity. Their goal is to help their clients find sustainable solutions to the challenges society faces today including extraction of finite resources, energy and water supply and management, waste management, urbanization, and climate change. Golder does this by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services to their clients in specialist areas of earth, environment, and energy.