Sam McArthur MSc
Senior Technical Specialist
Sam is a spatial scientist with a specialisation in fluvial geomorphology. Sam studied fluvial geomorphology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) under Professor Gary Brierley and Dr Jon Tunnicliffe. His studies focused on utilising high-resolution photogrammetric techniques to analyse channel stability from a catchment management perspective, and involved the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle to capture high resolution data across a large alpine catchment in the Seaward Kaikoura Range on the east coast of the South Island, New Zealand. Since graduating, Sam worked as a fluvial geomorphologist and geospatial analyst for Morphum Environmental Ltd, an environmental engineering firm specialising in three waters services. Working for Morphum provided Sam with experience conducting environment assessments throughout the Auckland and Waikato regions, with an emphasis on assessing erosion susceptibility within greenfield developments. Sam’s experience focusing on utilising the suite of Esri ArcGIS products to effectively and efficiently collect field data to drive analysis of results and engaging delivery of data to clients.
At cbec, Sam is part of the geomorphology team, managing on-going projects, undertaking site visits to supervise construction and conducting fluvial audits and sediment sampling assessments.