Senior Marine Protected Species and Regulatory Specialist
Advisian Worley Group
Dr. Courbis has over 23 years of experience working in marine environments, specializing in scientific research, management, and regulatory documentation and permits. Much of her recent work has focused on renewable energy exploration and development. She has expertise in the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, National Marine Sanctuaries Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and a variety of other statutes.
Dr. Courbis has strong experience working for and with a variety of state and federal agencies and industry clients. Dr. Courbis specializes in addressing statutory requirements, permitting, and needs of agencies with respect to supporting findings. She provides NEPA coordinator support to the National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region and supported a government sponsored project evaluating wildlife and habitat sensitivity to marine hydrokinetic installations.
Dr. Courbis sits on committees such as the Environment Committee of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors, the Siting and Environmental Compliance Committee and the Offshore Wind Committee of the American Clean Power Association, and the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy. She has written more than 60 publications, technical reports, and conference presentations.