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International
Engineering

World - modular artificial reef enhances degraded marine ecosystems

yfalos project is a modular artificial reef structure that fuses innovative and circular design solutions in an effort to enhance degraded marine ecosystems. the structure creates a habitat for endangered marine species without the need for heavy-duty machinery.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Remembering FLIP, an Engineering Marvel for Oceanic Research

Since the 1960s, the Floating Instrument Platform has bobbed at the sea surface, supporting numerous discoveries. One scientist recalls his time aboard FLIP during what was likely its final mission.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Storm sensor puts OKI at forefront of hurricane science

Oak Island Town Council’s agreement with N.C. Sea Grant for placement of a temporary storm sensor puts the beach community at the forefront of hurricane science, not a small consideration for a barrier island with 9.5-miles of ocean shoreline.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Bid process winding down for next year’s Outer Banks beach nourishment projects

The contractor who handled a beach nourishment project along Buxton four years ago has been selected for upcoming work off several of the northern beach towns after submitting the lowest bid.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - New Study Proposes Flood Barrier to Protect Ocean City

Federal officials want to build a massive storm surge barrier across the Great Egg Harbor Inlet between Ocean City and Longport as part of $16 billion in proposed projects to protect the Jersey Shore from flooding along the back bays.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Rutgers Leads Effort to Tackle Coastal Climate Crisis Through $20M NSF Grant

Universities join together to provide the research to work towards more resilient, sustainable coastlines

International
Engineering

AU - Huge cost to save Aussie beaches

Councils to cop the massive bill for federal government’s climate inaction as experts warn it could hit $54 million a year - but it won’t be the government picking up the bill.

Northeast
Engineering

NY - A 'CLEAR' plan for building up local shorelines

The Niagara and Orleans counties Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency (CLEAR) Initiative held a public webinar Tuesday night in which risks and opportunities were presented by representatives of Ramboll, a consulting engineer group.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Questions on $16B Plan to Ease Back Bay Flooding at Jersey Shore

'It doesn't eliminate all damage, but it will greatly reduce damages,' said Robert Hampson, a hydraulic engineer with the Army Corps

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Ida swamped our infrastructure. How can we build better to stop future floods?

Say “storm drains” to people and their eyes might glaze over. Talk to them about the flooding that inundated the state after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida dumped record rainfall on the state and that’s something most can relate to.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Beach-bluff homes, lot cracking near damaged train track in San Clemente

Without regular sand replenishment to provide a buffer to hold the ocean back, damage to homes and infrastructure will become a more common occurrence, said Brett Sanders, professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Irvine.

International
Engineering

North Sea - Trio to develop concept for green hydrogen production on converted jack-up rig

Two offshore energy services providers have joined forces with a provider of renewable hydrogen to develop a concept for offshore green hydrogen production by using a converted jack-up rig in the North Sea.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - North Carolina Program Aims to Help Coastal Towns Plan, Protect Against Floods

Pine Knoll Shores, a small barrier island town on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, is known for its sandy beaches, a popular aquarium—and for flooding when major storms blow in along the coast.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Seeking solutions for NC shoreline and fisheries

Waves, inland runoff and a record tidal surge from Hurricane Florence in September 2018 battered the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, whose northern perimeter borders the Neuse River southeast of New Bern.

Northeast
Engineering

USA - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reveals findings of Back Bays study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a draft report for the Nassau County Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, which outlines a tentatively selected plan that includes East Rockaway and Lynbrook.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - Consultant: Retreat the ultimate solution for saving Baxter Road

All roads lead to retreat for saving Baxter Road from erosion, according to a report from the town’s coastal-resilience consultant Arcadis. It’s a matter of how to get there that's the biggest question.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Louisiana shows how flood control can work at a massive scale

Louisiana has half the population of Virginia. Virginia is ranked the 18th richest state in per capita income, Louisiana 48th.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - Beyond sand castles: Sculptors create dunes to save America’s shoreline

A ghost crab skitters into the cordgrass. Sea oats bow to a southerly breeze. A kestrel swoops hard on a hunt for beach mice.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Oak Island Council accepts detailed beach report | News | stateportpilot.com

Oak Island Town Council accepted – but took no action on – a 25-page report on shoreline management from the ad hoc Beach Renourishment Committee.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Protecting Collier County's coastlines: How commissioners plan to keep working with Army Corps

Collier County commissioners agreed to continue working with USACE after failed attempt to sever ties with coastal resiliency study.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Holden Beach, Corps begin $3M storm risk planning study

A three-year study is underway in Holden Beach that could set the tone for how future beach projects may be funded.

Northeast
Engineering

NH - UNH Gets $1.8M to Study Road Damage From Coastal Flooding

The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to study how and why coastal hazards like excessive flooding are causing roads to crack and crumble.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Freeport CSRM project on display

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District and the Velasco Drainage District are co-hosting public information sessions Wednesday and Thursday, September 22-23, 2021 to provide an update on the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Project.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Dare County reveals beach nourishment bids

On Sept. 8, Dare County posted this update on the status of the beach nourishment projects slated to begin in four county municipalities next spring.