Matt Horn, Ph.D.
RPS | North America

Matt Horn is a Director at RPS in South Kingstown, RI where he manages a team of expert scientists, engineers, software developers, and technical staff. He is a principal scientist, specializing in unmitigated and response mitigated oil and chemical trajectory and fate modeling using proprietary RPS software that he helps to develop and maintain. Through quantitative modeling and streamlined data management and visualization his team provides operational intel when they are needed the most (near real-time). With over 10 years of experience at RPS, Dr. Horn has provided evidence and expert testimony for several regulatory hearings in Canada and the U.S. related to numerous projects focused on pipelines, offshore exploration and development, and rail. Dr. Horn has worked on Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA), including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He earned a B.S. in Science of Earth Systems, with distinction in research, focusing on oceanography and climate dynamics from Cornell University in 2004. He received a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography in 2011.

Presentation Date: March 10, 2022

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