Coastal Hazards Specialist, Olympic Peninsula
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. #82
Port Angeles, WA 98362
- Coastal hazards, including tsunamis, sea level rise, flooding
- Beach processes
Experience and Education
Ian Miller is Washington Sea Grant’s new coastal hazards specialist on the Olympic Peninsula. He will be based in part at Peninsula College in Port Angeles and in part at UW facilities in the region. Miller will interact with a variety of stakeholder groups, including commercial and recreational fishermen, tribes, marine industries, port districts, federal and state resource agencies and local elected officials. Miller conducted his undergraduate studies at Western Washington University and lived in Port Angeles for 10 years before starting his doctoral program in Ocean Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before joining WSG’s Marine Advisory Services, Miller served as the education director of Olympic Park Institute and as Washington field coordinator for the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation. His job is to help coastal communities address and mitigate hazards such as sea level rise and tsunamis, as well as help local entities develop long-term environmental plans.
- Coastal hazard risk evaluation, mitigation and education