Manager Offshore Survey Division – Fugro Consultants, Inc.
B.S. Oceanographic Technology, Florida Institute of Technology, 1979 (cum laude)
Certified Hydrographer, American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) No. 216
Certified GIS Professional (GISP)
Three decades of experience conducting complex hydrographic, oceanographic, and geophysical survey projects.
Coastal and inland waterway monitoring, marine infrastructure projects for outfalls, desalination facilities, levee and reservoir evaluations, platforms, and pipelines.
Total Years of Experience: 31
Mr. Carothers is the manager of Fugro Consultants’ Pacific Coast Marine Survey Division and is responsible for all of Fugro Consultants’ marine survey projects conducted in the region and elsewhere. Mr. Carothers has over 30 years of experience in managing and conducting hydrographic, oceanographic, geophysical, and construction survey projects. He joined the firm in 1988. Mr. Carothers is an experienced hydrographic surveyor and oceanographer having worked on and supervised numerous projects both in the U.S. and worldwide. His experience includes management of field programs for site characterization and covers the design, installation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of bathymetric, marine geophysical and positioning data. He has been involved in a number of complex marine construction and engineering survey projects related to coastal monitoring and marine infrastructure projects.
Recent experience includes project management of hydrographic, construction, and geophysical projects conducted for various companies and government agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Navy, California Department of Water Resources, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and a number of port and watershed control districts. Specific project types include multibeam swath surveys for structural integrity assessment of levees, breakwaters, and other nearshore structures. Hydrographic and geophysical studies of rivers, dredge sites, dredge disposal sites, and beach replenishment borrow sites.
Hudson River Shallow Water Habitat Mapping, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation and NOAA, Hudson River New York. Shallow water multibeam bathymetry, side scan sonar, and subbottom profiling for Habitat Mapping and bottom classification mapping. Troy NY south to Saugerties NY.
Multibeam Bathymetry Survey, Existing and Proposed Artificial Reef, California Department of Fish and Game, Offshore Ventura County. Survey manager for multibeam survey of existing Pitas Point artificial reef and proposed expansion area.
California Urban Levee Evaluations, Swath Bathymetry Surveys, California Department of Water Resources. Survey manager for multibeam swath bathymetry surveys of 100 miles of waterways adjacent to levees located in the central valley urban areas. The below water bathymetry data is combined with FLI-MAP Airborne LiDAR topographic survey data to provide a model of the levee.
Multibeam and Side Scan Sonar Surveys, CALTRANS Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project for American Bridge Company, San Francisco Bay. Multibeam and side scan survey of existing bay floor prior to construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Self Anchored Suspension Span.