Robert M. Baker, PG is the founder, managing member, and principal consultant for RMBAKER LLC, and is a licensed professional geologist in Florida. Mr. Baker has been a full time consultant since 1995, and a business owner since 2004. Mr. Baker is also an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist (CPG).
RMBAKER LLC specializes in comprehensive geological and hydrogeological explorations of karst sensitive areas and sinkholes, along with other “geological hazards” such as buried muck, fill and debris, etc. Mr. Baker is an expert in the use of geophysical methodologies, and has considerable experience with the sensitivities associated with insurance investigations of sinkholes in Florida.
RMBAKER LLC is a full service well logging provider, with both video and geophysical capabilities to a depth of 4000 feet.
RMBAKER LLC provides technical support for North American mineral exploration programs, with the capacity to provide support for local mining operations.
August 1993 - May 1997
Master of Science in Geology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Thesis title: "Isotopic Composition of Lower Tertiary Marine Evaporites: Implications for Sulfuric Acid Karst within Florida’s Boulder Zone" – The research involved study of possible geochemical reactions that may have formed deeply buried cavernous karst inSouth Florida called the “Boulder Zone.”
September 1986 - June 1992
Bachelor of Science in Geology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Licensure, Certifications and Training
Licensed Professional Geologist in Florida (PG2186)
Geologist of Record for a Florida Geology Business (GB458)
Certified Professional Geologist (CPG-11499)
GSSI Ground Penetrating Radar Training Course, 2001
XMET 880 Field X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer Training Program, 2000
Maptek Vulcan Software Training, 3D Block Modeling, 1999
January 2004 – present
Principal Consultant-Owner and Managing Member
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
January 2002 – January 2004 (contracted from July 2001 – January 2002)
The Franklin Co., Inc. contracted to Dupont May 1998 – July 2001
June 1995 – May 1998
Field Geologist and Project Manager
Baker, R.M., Randazzo, A.F., and Martin, J.M., 1995, "Sulfur isotopes from the lower Floridan Aquifer and the Boulder Zone": Geological Society of America Programs(abstract, with poster), p. 256A.
Randazzo, A.F., Butler, G., Denizman, C., and Baker, R., 1995: "The origin of a high transmissivity zone in the Floridan aquifer system and its relevance to karst": International Symposium and Field Seminar on Karst Waters and Environmental Impacts, Antalya, Turkey, Program (abstract), p. 63-64.
Baker, R.M., 1995, "Sulfuric acid dissolution within the Lower Floridan aquifer, south Florida": The 59th Annual Meeting Florida Academy of Sciences Program (abstract), v. 58, p. 23.
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Mapping the Naples Canal
Working under the direction of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, we mapped the location of an ancient buried canal in Naples. The canal was constructed and used by local tribes, primarily the Calusa. Read about the project and see some of the GPR results at naplesindiancanal.org.
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