News from Integral Consulting Inc.

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 12, 2014
Integral Expands Marine Services and Opens New California Office


  Health                   Environment                   Technology                 Sustainability



Integral’s new capabilities span marine environmental studies, oceanographic studies, coastal engineering, hydrographic and geophysical surveys, and renewable energy.


Building on its ocean and coastal-related science and engineering capabilities, Integral Consulting Inc. is riding a wave that promises to bring even greater momentum to the firm. In a strategy that leverages the company’s sediment and water resources skills, Integral is pleased to announce its newly expanded marine sciences and engineering capability, designed to give clients access to an array of innovative, yet proven, tools and technologies, and a wealth of staff experience in marine and coastal environments.


Integral welcomes Principal Craig Jones, Ph.D., and Managing Scientist  
Grace Chang, Ph.D.
, along with a number of other scientists, engineers, and support staff, including Senior Scientist Christopher Flanary; Scientists Kurt Nelson, Sam McWilliams, and Frank Spada; Managing Engineer Jason Magalen; and research and support staff Angela Szesciorka, Lisa Benson, and Ryan Shorey. Formerly with Sea Engineering, Inc., and featuring a long, successful history of working together on projects worldwide for government, private industry, ports, harbors, and the energy industry, the expanded marine sciences and engineering team will practice from an office in Santa Cruz, California. Also now located in Santa Cruz is Ken Israel, Principal Oceanographer, who started with Integral in June 2014.


“Adding Craig, Grace, and the rest of the new team provides considerable depth and breadth of experience to our clients needing solutions in marine environments,” said President Lucinda Jacobs. “We are thrilled to have them join us.”


The new marine sciences and engineering capabilities will span marine environmental studies, oceanographic studies, coastal engineering, hydrographic and geophysical surveys, and renewable energy.


Highlights of the new tools and services include the ability to deploy state-of-the-art instrumentation that measures waves, currents, and water quality parameters in systems ranging from alpine lakes to open ocean environments thousands of meters deep; model hydrodynamics, sediment and contaminant transport, and water quality in all aquatic environments; conduct scour studies for seabed and structure interaction; design coastal protection structures; and perform marine surveys using multibeam, side-scan sonar, subbottom profilers, and magnetometers.


Marine renewable energy is also part of the mix. The new group has been a key player with Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy in preparing guidance documents for marine renewable energy devices and will also be developing a low-cost wave buoy, which is being supported by a federal program.


Integral will continue its alliance with Sea Engineering, Inc., for other services and equipment.


For more information, contact Craig Jones at, Ken Israel, or Grace Chang at


To view resumes and Vcards of the new staff, visit


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Integral Consulting Inc. is an international science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of health, environment, technology, and sustainability.

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