Dr. Robert “Robbie” Kröger, Ph.D. PWS, is the Chief Scientific Officer for Covington Civil & Environmental, LLC. He is currently one of the lead scientists for the Mississippi Coastal Restoration team in charge of science strategy for coastal restoration in lieu of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Prior to Covington, Dr. Kröger spent nine months as the Science Coordinator for the RESTORE Council serving as the science liaison and standing up the science component of the Gulf-wide restoration strategy. Dr. Kröger also served as a professor at Mississippi State University for six years, where he established himself as one of the nation’s lead researchers and extension specialists in water quality management. He has engaged multiple state and federal agencies, and NGO organizations up and down the Mississippi River Basin, at multiple administrative levels. Dr. Kröger understands implications of permitting for water quality, the forces driving management implementation in industry settings, and the understanding of how the two systems integrate to the benefit of both. With extensive grant administration experience, Dr. Kröger is recognized for ensuring that program results and outcomes meet program missions, and integrating science with meaningful partnership engagement.