Tetra Tech congratulates Mike Barnett and Dale Miller, who recently received a significant, distinguished designation in the field of coastal and port engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) inducted Barnett and Miller as Diplomates.

The designation recognizes members for post-licensure, higher education achievement. Barnett and Miller were among only 12 members honored during a ceremony as part of the Ports 13 conference.

“Adding a specialty credential beyond the professional license is an important trend in all professions to protect the public and to recognize leaders in the field who have specialized education, sufficient experience, and meet the highest ethical standards,” says former ACOPNE President Billy Edge.

ACOPNE was founded in 2009 to offer a voluntary, post-license credential that provides professional engineers an opportunity to gain further recognition in the field of coastal, ocean, port, and navigation engineering. The goal of ACOPNE is to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession. It recognizes individuals who have excelled in one or more of the sub-disciplines embraced by ASCE’s Coastal, Ocean, Port and Rivers Institute. Learn more at www.acopne.org and www.asce.org.