Ed Atkin’s diverse academic background provides a multidisciplinary understanding of marine science. Consequently, Ed has been an integral member of biological, physical and chemical research teams worldwide. His experience as a field technician and capability as a consultant means he understands both the feasibility, practicality and budgetary requirements of commercial projects.

Ed completed his Masters degree at The University of Southampton’s National Oceanography Center. His first class master’s thesis studied wave breaking characteristics at Boscombe, UK. Combined with a self-funded, long term bathymetric monitoring campaign, Ed has a gained a thorough understanding of multipurpose artificial reef design, development and installation.

Coastal sediment dynamics, multi-purpose artificial reefs and numerical modelling are Ed’s primary interests and he combines and relates these interests with his exposure to nearshore processes, high quality data collection capabilities and an innate knowledge of the surf zone.


  • MSci (Oceanography)
  • Higher National Diploma in Marine Science
  • BTEC National Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Member of New Zealand Coastal Society (IPENZ)


  • Project Management – 5 years
  • Coastal Oceanography – 13 years
  • Field Data Collection – 13 years
  • GIS – 13 years

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