Dr. Arthur Trembanis is the director of the Coastal Sediments, Hydrodynamics, and Engineering Laboratory (CSHEL) in the College of Marine and Earth Studies at the University of Delaware. Art completed his undergraduate studies in geology and oceanography at Duke University. After completing a Fulbright fellowship at Sydney University, he received his Ph.D. from William and Mary/VIMS. His research deals with measuring and modeling coastal morphodynamics, the interplay of physical processes with seafloor features and shallow geology. The work of CSHEL involves the development and utilization of advanced oceanographic instrumentation particularly Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). He focuses on topics such as beach erosion, beach nourishment, bedform behavior, and scour processes. He is particularly interested in scour related to recent and ancient shipwrecks and other seabed objects. He has conducted field studies from sites around the world, including the Black Sea, New Zealand, Australia, Panama, and throughout the Eastern and Gulf Coasts of the US. This past summer Dr. Trembanis helped lead an AUV component of the Okeanos Explorer project through the Office of Ocean Exploration to study the archaeology and geology of the Northern Black Sea. In addition to his involvement with the present research project in Bonaire, Dr. Trembanis is also the co-director, along with Dr. Doug Miller, of an intensive 4 week study abroad program on the island.