❤︎  Why we love CoastView  ❤︎

We are geographers, coastal ecologists, and engineers who share a love of the outdoors especially when it includes travel, beaches and snow. We met working on a coastal mapping project called ShoreZone. It didn't take us long to realize that the outcome of the study -- documentation of every inch of coastline stretching 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 just a little 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.

Amalie Couvillion More than anything, I have a heart for bringing people closer to nature. As an environmental scientist - first as a ranger in Yosemite National Park and later as the Science Director at The Nature Conservancy in Alaska - my most enjoyable moments have come when I have connected someone to their environment. CoastView is another way for me to share the beauty and richness of the natural world with other people. About me: I’ve always got a trip or adventure on the horizon. My international upbringing provided me with a thirst for travel, seeing new places, meeting new people, and trying new foods.

Amalie Couvillion

More than anything, I have a heart for bringing people closer to nature. As an environmental scientist - first as a ranger in Yosemite National Park and later as the Science Director at The Nature Conservancy in Alaska - my most enjoyable moments have come when I have connected someone to their environment. CoastView is another way for me to share the beauty and richness of the natural world with other people. About me: I’ve always got a trip or adventure on the horizon. My international upbringing provided me with a thirst for travel, seeing new places, meeting new people, and trying new foods.

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.