James E. Clausner is a private consultant on dredging and navigation issues for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and serves as the coordinator for Strategic Navigation Initiatives. He retired from the Corps in 2009, after 26 years working in coastal engineering, dredging, and navigation. He has considerable expertise in sand bypassing at coastal inlets. Mr. Clausner has experience in evaluating new types of dredging equipment, open ocean management of dredged materials and capping of contaminated sediments. During his last seven years with the Corps, Mr. Clausner served as the Associate Technical Director for Navigation at the Engineer Research and Development Center. Mr. Clausner is a registered professional engineer in the State of Mississippi, a member of the Coastal, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of ASCE, a member of the Western Dredging Association and a Diplomate of Coastal Engineering from the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers, a member of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC). Mr. Clausner has authored over 100 reports, conference and journal papers.