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Dave is a passionate fisherman and outdoorsman. He enjoys fly fishing (Rainbow Trout from the Madison River near Ennis, Montana pictured left) or casting surface poppers in  shallow water from his boat on the Chesapeake Bay (Striped Bass caught on the Susquehanna Flats in Maryland at the right). He encourages catch and release so that the sport can be enjoyed by future generations.


Coastal Analytics is operated by Dr. David Kriebel, an internationally-known coastal and ocean engineer. 


Dr. Kriebel is a Professor of Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Chair of the Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Department at USNA. For 26 years, he has taught in the areas of coastal engineering, ocean wave mechanics, ocean engineering design, probability and statistics, marine soil mechanics and foundations, and basic naval architecture. He has served in various leadership roles at USNA, including six years as Director of the Hydromechanics Laboratory (managing the wave and towing tanks), and eight years as Director of the Ocean Engineering Program.



Dr. Kriebel received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Florida in 1987, with an emphasis in coastal and ocean engineering. He holds master's and bachelor's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Delaware and the Pennsylvania State University respectively. Prior to joining the Naval Academy, Dr. Kriebel was a Coastal Engineer for the Alaska District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Anchorage, Alaska.


He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Virginia and Alaska, and holds a post-PE specialty certification in coastal engineering from the Academy for Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Navigation Engineers. He has authored approximately 100 papers and reports on ocean wave statistics, wave-structure interaction, beach processes and sediment transport, coastal zone management, and port and harbor design issues. He has received external research support from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, US Coast Guard, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. 


Dr. Kriebel has been actively involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), recently serving on a post-tsunami engineering investigation teams in Japan following the March 2011 tsunami and in Thailand in 2005 following the Indian Ocean tsunami. He served for five years on the Board of Directors of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of ASCE, and served as the elected President of the COPRI Board in 2008-2009, overseeing the technical activities of more than 4,000 members worldwide.


He was recently appointed by the Secretary of the Army to the Coastal Engineering Research Board, a federal advisory board providing recommendations to the Chief of Engineers regarding Army Corps of Engineers research and development activities in coastal engineering.

David Kriebel, PhD, PE
Founder and Principal
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