Ezra Beaver, Scientist

Ezra is an environmental scientist with a decade of experience in marine data collection, management, and analysis. In addition to leading field efforts, he also specializes in database management and GIS, spatially planning and analyzing sampling events. Ezra received his master’s degree from the University of Washington, where he collaborated with scientists across many disciplines, including fisheries, applied physics, oceanography, and engineering, to study marine renewable technologies. Previously Ezra worked for the National Park Service as a commercial fisherman.

Technical Specialties

  • Environmental sampling
  • GIS
  • Database management


  • B.A. Environmental Studies, Political Science, American Studies, Eckerd College
  • Certificate, Database Management, University of Washington
  • Master of Marine Affairs, University of Washington


  • HAZWOPER Certification
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET)


Ezra Beaver, A Comparative Case Study of Instream Tidal Energy Siting Locations, Master of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, 2017

R. K. Johnston (johnston@spawar.navy.mil); V. J. Kirtay; D. B. Chadwick; G.H. Rosen and J. M. Guerrero (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, CA); J. Collins and C. Ortega (AquaBlok Ltd, Toledo, Ohio); R. Webb and R. May (Dalton Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc., Poulsbo, WA); J. Germano, D. Browning, and E. Beaver (Germano & Associates, Inc., Bellevue, WA); M. Wicklein, J. Pittz, and D.E. Leisle1 (Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Bangor, WA); L. Doyle and L. Hsu (Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, WA), Installing an Activated Carbon Sediment Amendment at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, WA, 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, Dallas, Texas, USA, February 4-7, 2016.

Jenkins; Dreyer; Polis; Beaver; Kowalski; Linder; Mcmillin; Mctiernan; Rogier; Wiesebron, Human Dimensions of Tidal Energy: A Review of Theories and Frameworks, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 97, (2018)

Dreyer, S.; Beaver, E.; Polis, H.J.; Jenkins, L., Fish, finances, and feasibility: Concerns about tidal energy development in the United States, Energy Research and Social Science, 53, 126-136, (2019)

Speaking Engagements

“A comparative case study evaluating siting for a commercial tidal energy project”, Marine Technology Society Production of Renewable Ocean Energy for Small Non-grid Connected Applications, November 2016