Peter Burbridge
Senior Advisor
UK-based. Professor of Coastal Management, University of Newcastle; environmental planning and coastal zone expert (former senior advisor to BP Tangguh LNG).

Peter is an internationally recognised expert in coastal management, spatial and economic planning and environmental management. Peter holds a Professorship in Coastal Management at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and has provided technical and management advice on a wide range of resource development and environmental management issues for institutions such as the UN, the World Bank, the EU Commission, the IUCN, WWF, and international aid agencies.

Peter’s work is associated with resources development and management in developing countries, including project formulation, development, monitoring and evaluation; applied research, and training. 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 2001-2003 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. Peter has also been a senior consultant for integrated coastal management for the Mediterranean Action Plan.

He is based in the UK, he has a PhD in natural resource management from Cornell University and a BA in geography from the University of Connecticut. He speaks Indonesian and French.

Areas of Expertise
  • Spatial and economic planning
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Coastal zone management
  • Management of resource development