Seahorse Coastal Consulting, LLC is a woman-owned business located on the southern Outer Banks of the North Carolina coast in Morehead City, North Carolina. Our location offers a rich diversity of institutional marine science and technology collaborators, clients and contacts; these include the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, the Duke University Marine Lab, the North Carolina State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, the National Ocean Service's National Center for Coastal Ocean Science, the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and NC National Estuarine Research Reserve. Over the years, our local connections and activities have facilitated a wider reach, enabling us to work with national and international clients.
Founder and Principal
Janelle Reynolds-Fleming, PhD is a physical/biological oceanographer, specializing in open-ended analysis of coastal physics data as well as oceanographic instrument development. She holds a PhD in Marine Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. For her doctoral work as an EPA STAR Fellow at UNC-CH's Institute of Marine Sciences, she designed, deployed, and refined an autonomous estuarine hydrographic profiler that captured high frequency dynamics of the dissolved oxygen profile in a shallow, lagoonal estuary with a level of detail that was unprecedented at the time. Janelle has deployed and/or analyzed data from Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) and CTDs in North Carolina, Florida, South Africa, Japan and New Zealand using standard time series analysis as well as wavelet analysis. Janelle was the North Carolina Regional Coordinator for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and will host the National Competition in Morehead City, North Carolina in 2016.
Founder and Principal
Jason Fleming (biosketch) received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2002, then continued his work with ADCIRC as a postdoctoral researcher with Rick Luettich at the UNC Chapel HIll Institute of Marine Sciences. Over the last fifteen years, Jason's role as the development coordinator for ADCIRC has given him the opportunity to work on every part of the code. He has developed key ADCIRC features, including the symmetric vortex tropical cyclone model, HWind support, and native netCDF and XDMF output. Jason is also the Lead Developer and Operator for the ADCIRC Surge Guidance System (ASGS), a software automation system for ADCIRC that he operated in real time for official decision support during the Deepwater Horizon event as well as Hurricanes Gustav, Irene, Isaac, and Sandy. Jason also founded the ADCIRC Boot Camp, a three day training event for newcomers to the ADCIRC Community, held in conjunction with the ADCIRC Users Group Meeting each year.