Texas Sea Grant Welcomes New Student Technician For Resilient Communities and Economies

April 10, 2024

Corpus Christi, Texas — Harvey Houltby joins Texas Sea Grant as the Resilient Communities and Economies Intern. He is jointly appointed with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute For Surveying Science.

As the Student Technician for the Resilient Communities and Economies team, Harvey will be responsible for preparing sites for flood warning systems called Hohonou sensors and collecting data from them. Additionally he will be working with the Texas Sea Grant Communications team to make related outreach materials and making pitches to communities as to why they would benefit from these sensors.

Houltby is currently working towards his double major degree in Biology and Atmospheric Science with minors in Applied Mathematics and Environmental Science at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He has plans to potentially go to graduate school in New York for Biology and to get a doctorate in either Oceanography or Biometeorology.

Harvey has participated in programs such as the 2023 Behavioral Research Internship with Zootampa in Tampa, Florida and is working as a deckhand biologist, identifying organisms in Corpus Christi. When not interning or taking care of school, Harvey enjoys training and playing recreational tennis.

When asked about his goals Houltby said, “Saving communities, one code at a time.”


Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 34 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.