Sam has been consulting in marine ecology and environmental assessments since 1996, and has been the director and owner of Marine Solutions since its inception in 2003. He is an experienced project manager and the lead consultant for Marine Solutions. Sam has worked on many consultancy projects throughout Australia and overseas and is familiar with a vast array of ambient monitoring methodologies. His strong track record of managing multidisciplinary projects to achieve their goals on time and within forecast budgets has resulted in numerous successful partnerships. Working as a sub-consultant for larger organizations and as director of Marine Solutions, Sam has gained significant experience and expertise in coastal assessments, dredging projects, resources industry requirements and infrastructure development. He has specialist expertise in field assessments, especially water quality, sediments, biological and habitat mapping assessments. Through his years of work experience in Tasmanian waters Sam has acquired an expert level of local marine flora and fauna identification. He is also experienced in tropical marine fauna identification and has undertaken a comprehensive corals identification training course.