Miles O. Hayes and Jacqueline Michel

Dr. Miles O. Hayes is a renowned coastal geomorphologist with over fifty years of research experience. He has authored over 250 articles and reports and three books on topics relating to tidal hydraulics, river morphology, petroleum exploration, and more. He has taught at the Universities of Massachusetts and South Carolina and is considered to be the “Father of Coastal Geology.” He is chairman of the board of Research Planning, Inc.


Dr. Jacqueline Michel is an internationally recognized expert in oil and hazardous materials spill response and assessment, participating in numerous research projects across thirty-three countries. Since 1982 she has been a part of the Scientific Support Team to the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a member of the Ocean Studies Board at the National Academy of Sciences and is a lifetime associate of the National Academies. One of the original founders of Research Planning, Inc., she now serves as the company’s president.