Peter Burbridge

Peter Burbridge


expert in coastal management, spatial and economic planning and environmental management; Professor, Coastal Management, University of Newcastle; senior advisor to EU and IUCN; formerly senior advisor to BP Tangguh LNG project

Key skills/ experience:

  • Spatial and economic planning
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Coastal zone management
  • Management of resource development.

Peter Burbridge holds a Professorship in Coastal Management at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.  He has provided technical and management advice on a wide range of resource development and environmental management issues.  His work is associated with resources development and management in developing countries, including project formulation, development, monitoring and evaluation; applied research; and training.

He has worked for institutions such as the UN, the World Bank, the IUCN, WWF, international aid agencies, etc. During 1999-2000 he undertook a major assessment of  sectoral and territorial integration used by Member States for the EU Integrated Coastal Zone Management Programme.  From 2001 to 2003 he was a consultant to BP for spatial and economic planning, EIA, coastal management, and the empowerment of local businesses for the development of the Tangguh LNG project in Indonesia.  

He is currently a senior consultant for integrated coastal management for the Mediterranean Action Plan. Peter has a PhD in Natural Resource Management from Cornell University and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Connecticut. He speaks Indonesian and French.

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