❤︎  Why we love CoastView  ❤︎

We are scientists and engineers who share a love of the outdoors especially when it includes travel along the beautiful Pacific Northwest coast. We met working on a coastal mapping project called ShoreZone. It didn't take us long to realize that one outcome of the study -- photo documentation of every inch of coastline from Oregon through Alaska -- was too great a treasure to be buried in scientific reports. So we developed the CoastView app to bring this remote, awesome, and wild coast closer to you. 

Each of us has been inspired by the coast of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska in our personal, scientific, and adventure-seeking lives and we are excited to share this special place with you!

 
Dr. Carl Schoch I am an ocean scientist with a Ph.D. in oceanography and an emphasis in nearshore marine ecology. My current area of interest and expertise is in coastal ecosystem dynamics in the context of climate change. I am also a developer of the ShoreZone coastal imaging and habitat mapping program. I live in Homer, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia. From 1990 to 1993 I circumnavigated the world in a 9-meter sailboat before enrolling in graduate school. I am a competitive rower at the Victoria City Rowing Club, and I recently won a bronze medal in a World Championship rowing competition.

Dr. Carl Schoch

I am an ocean scientist with a Ph.D. in oceanography and an emphasis in nearshore marine ecology. My current area of interest and expertise is in coastal ecosystem dynamics in the context of climate change. I am also a developer of the ShoreZone coastal imaging and habitat mapping program. I live in Homer, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia. From 1990 to 1993 I circumnavigated the world in a 9-meter sailboat before enrolling in graduate school. I am a competitive rower at the Victoria City Rowing Club, and I recently won a bronze medal in a World Championship rowing competition.

Mario Pilz I am a software architect and developer with a curious mind. I got bit by the entrepreneur bug 10 years ago, after completing my MBA and my MS in computer science. This background helps me to pursue my passion: building things that do things, from business to technology and software to hardware. On a personal note, I fell in love with the French language, people, and food during my studies in Paris - going from zero to hero in French conversation skills in a year. I like listening to the 8-bit music of the video game consoles from the 80s.

Mario Pilz

I am a software architect and developer with a curious mind. I got bit by the entrepreneur bug 10 years ago, after completing my MBA and my MS in computer science. This background helps me to pursue my passion: building things that do things, from business to technology and software to hardware. On a personal note, I fell in love with the French language, people, and food during my studies in Paris - going from zero to hero in French conversation skills in a year. I like listening to the 8-bit music of the video game consoles from the 80s.

Amalie Couvillion

Amalie was one of the original founders of CoastView and has since moved on to other projects and adventures.