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Travis Scott

EnvironmentalScientist / GIS Analyst

Mr. Scott has a background in Biology, Ecology, Water Resource Management, Restoration Ecology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). An experienced field scientist and accomplished SCUBA diver, Mr. Scott performs scientific dives for coral reef damage assessment, coral reef restoration and salvage support and shoreline surveys (SCAT) for oil and chemical spill assessment and habitat restoration. Mr. Scott has responded to over 20 vessel and pipeline incidents over 10+ years and has throughout his career worked closely with government, industry, academia, and non-profit sectors with a recent emphasis on restoration-based solutions to marine injury cases. Mr. Scott leverages GIS to perform critical analysis and display of field collected data sets to aid emergency response operations and natural resource damage assessment studies.


M.S., 2008, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON – Water Resource Management/Restoration Ecology

B.S., 1999, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Biology/Ecology


PADI Rescue Diver–2018

ICS (100, 200, 320)–2017

SCAT 24 Hr. Refresher–2018, 2017, 2015, 2012First Aid/CPR–2020,2017, 2015

HAZWOPER Refresher and Hazard Communication–2019,2017, 2016, 2015

PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation–2016

40 Hr. HAZWOPER–2014

PADI Advanced Open Water–2011

PADI Enriched Air NITROX–2011

Certificate of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), University of Washington–2010

PADI Open Water–2001

Selected Publications

Graham, A., S. Gmur, and T. Scott. 2017. Improved SCAT data workflow to increase efficiency and data accuracy. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings 1 May 2017; 2017 (1): 2674–2693.  doi:

Sawyer, M., Schweitzer, G., Davis, A., Elliott, J., Mauseth, G. and Scott, T. 2017. T/B APEX 3508: Best Practices for Detection and Recovery of Sunken Oil. 2017 International Oil Spill Conference. Long Beach, CA. 2017

Graham, A., Gmur, S., and Scott, T. 2017. Improved SCAT data workflow to increase efficiency and data accuracy. 2017 International Oil Spill Conference. Long Beach, CA. 2017.

Kulp, M.A., Owens, E.O., MayGarden, D.M., *Miller, C., Glushik, L., Owens, T., and Scott, T., 2019, The creation of citizen scientist groups as an invaluable approach to pre-impact response planning: an example from Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA, 42nd Artic and Marine Oilspill Program, Halifax, Novia Scotia, Canada. 2019.

Challenger, G., Scott T. and McGowan, G. 2018. Sunken oil, Underwater SCAT and the Development of Treatment Recommendations and Cleanup Endpoints. Clean Pacific 2018 Conference and Exhibition. Portland, OR. 2018.

Owens, E., Taylor, E., Scott T. and Reimer, P.D. 2017. River SCAT–Recent Lessons Learned. Clean Waterways 2018 Conference. St. Louis, MO. 2018.