The COAST Team

Dr. Brain Lapointe

Dr. Brian Lapointe

is a foremost expert on water quality and marine ecosystem health in Florida and the wider Caribbean region. He conducted groundbreaking research on nutrients in tropical coral reefs and pioneered nitrogen studies involving algal blooms. Dr. Lapointe is widely published in over 90 scientific papers and was a contributing author of the book Clean Coastal Waters: Understanding and Reducing Nutrient Pollution published by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. A major focus of his work is on the Indian River Lagoon as Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Ft. Pierce. He is COAST’s Executive Director of Science & Technology.

John November

is the President of November Law and Executive Director/ General Counsel for the Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida. He specializes in environmental, corporate, probate, and administrative law. He manages COAST's outreach and education programs. He also serves as Board Chairman and General Counsel.

John November
Carl Hampp

Carl Hampp

has captained and worked on a number of vessels (private and commercial) up to 151 feet, including research and film expeditions in the Bahamas, Philippines, Palau and Hawaii. He is the past president of the Friends of Guana-Tolomata-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and sat on the board of Florida SeaGrant, a division of IFAS. He developed the official Smart Growth Model for developments in Okeechobee County. He is COAST’s Executive Director of Development and a Board Member.

Adrian Smith

is the Chief Executive Officer of The Woolton Group LLC, an international advisory group with offices in Florida and London. He is working on advisory projects that include renewable energy, clean technology, and immersive reality technology. He serves on the board of several companies in the United States and UK. He retired from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2004, after serving as the managing partner for global marketing and communication. He is a Board Member for COAST.

Adrian Smith