Phil Whittle is a marine scientist with over seven years experience in coastal and marine research and management. Mr Whittle has a B.Sc. in Environmental Management and a M.Sc. in Aquatic Chemistry/oceanography. Mr Whittle has technical expertise in the biogeochemistry of aquatic systems, marine pollutant impact assessment and oceanographic processes. Previous work has exposed him to a range of aquatic environments including tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal systems. Mr Whittle has extensive experience in the design and implementation of riverine, estuarine and costal monitoring/rehabilitation programs a well as environmental impact assessments and major report preparation. He also has significant experience in environmental management aspects of the natural resource industry in Australia, Canada and Asia.