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NC - NORTH CAROLINA'S BELOVED SUGARLOAF ISLAND TO BE RESTORED THANKS TO LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT

Sugarloaf Island, a small island off downtown Morehead City, NC serves as a protective barrier for the town. Yet with every passing storm, Sugarloaf's banks have rapidly eroded, causing grave concern over the island's ability to shield Morehead City from severe storm damage and flooding.

International
Engineering

Video: The ONE Trust – World’s First Ship To Be Equipped With Wind Deflector

This weekend, a vessel of the Japanese company ONE (Ocean Network Express) made its first port of call equipped with a new device: a wind deflector on the bow. One Trust is the only of a series of six 20,170 TEU container ships to be equipped with this device.

International
Engineering

World - Innovative "Vacuum Cleaner" Collects Rare Metals from the Sea Floor

In the midst of increased demand, the mining industry is looking for innovative ways to obtain rare metals such as nickel, cobalt, copper, and manganese for renewable energy systems and electronics.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Florida beaches were already running low on sand. Then Ian and Nicole hit.

The Daytona Beach-area is famous for having beaches so wide drivers are invited to ride on the shore. Two storms in the span of six weeks have snatched away tons of sand. (Paywall may apply)

Northeast
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NJ - Contract for Federal Beach Replenishment Program Will Wait Until 2023

Federal officials do not expect to award a contract for a beach renourishment program in Ocean County until after the new year.

International
Engineering

Cook Isl - Weighing up the alternatives in protecting the Cooks from coastal erosion: Where to next?

Avana Harbour on the eastern side of Rarotonga has been in the spotlight this week as residents awoke on Monday to find a digger dredging in the narrow stretch of water. Al Williams investigates what this project is all about.

International
Engineering

UK - Visual evidence the 'reef balls' on Thames River are working

New London ― If you’re standing on the northern end of the Connecticut College waterfront with your back to the freight railroad tracks, the view is of 150 wiffleball-shaped concrete balls in rows running parallel to the shore, with an unusual shift in the low-tide mark partway up the rows.

International
Engineering

NZ - Ocean miner completes controversial Pacific trials

The Canadian miner, the Metals Company, has announced the completion of a controversial deep sea bed mining trial in the Pacific.

Engineering

The Rinse of Tides: Neighborhood Plagued by Monthly Flooding Sees Hope in Sea Gates

The Army Corps of Engineers’ planned gates, meant to protect against future Sandy-like storms could help reduce moon-cycle deluges in oceanside neighborhoods. But some worry that they are not meant for such tidal use.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - To renourish or not to renourish? Squibnocket returns to the spotlight.

Chilmark’s select board learned Tuesday night that a local resident has offered to pay to replenish “renourish” sand at Squibnocket Beach through a project that would be run by the Woods Hole Group. Tara Marden, a senior project manager and coastal geologist at the Woods Hole Group, pitched the idea to the board.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Shelter from the storm: Can a giant flood barrier protect Texas cities from hurricanes?

GALVESTON, TEXAS—Plans for one of the world’s biggest and most expensive flood barriers were born in a second-floor apartment here in this city on the Gulf of Mexico, as water 4 meters deep filled the street below.

International
Engineering

CAN - MVRDV creates a "Sea Level Rise Catalogue" to adapt waterfront buildings against rising sea levels

MVRDV, as part of a team named North Creek Collective, has created a "Sea Level Rise Catalogue", introducing a series of proposals for the City of Vancouver, aiming to adapt waterfront buildings, landscape and infrastructure to accommodate to rising sea levels.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Ian's historic Orlando rain has experts seeking ways to hold back floods

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Lisa Roney was awake in the overnight hours watching the power of Tropical Storm Ian when the water started coming in the back door.

International
Engineering

Egypt replants mangrove 'treasure' to fight climate change impacts

On Egypt's Red Sea coast, fish swim among thousands of newly planted mangroves, part of a programme to boost biodiversity, protect coastlines and fight climate change and its impacts.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Shrinking Outer Banks: Major efforts underway to save the beaches

Outer Banks communities are taking steps to replace quickly-eroding beaches.

West Coast
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CA - Bluff continues to move at San Clemente railroad site

Workers to begin installing anchors in slope this weekend, repairs expected to continue through the end of this year

International
Engineering

EU - Advanced forecasting to help millions on coasts and in cities cope with climate-change impacts

Coastal flooding is becoming one of the most threatening natural hazards in Europe. The exposed population is very large, with 50 million EU citizens living in low-elevation coastal zones at less than 10 m above mean sea level. Today, economic losses are estimated to be Euro 1.4 billion per year

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Hope in a bottle: A glass recycling project is helping Louisiana reverse the effects of coastal erosion

From a small greenhouse next to Tulane University’s Uptown campus, associate professor Sunshine Van Bael is cultivating a spark of hope. She and a team of graduate students have been observing how native Louisiana marsh plants grow in sand made from glass recycled at Glass Half Full.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Beach rebuilding projects will benefit West End residents

I’ve lived on Galveston’s West End for the past 15 years. Yes, I chose to live beyond the seawall — and my house isn’t on stilts.So, I for one, am glad to see that the Park Board of Trustees is moving ahead with a plan to fortify beaches at Dellanera RV Park and beyond.

International
Engineering

UK - Coastal dwellers not being warned of rising sea level risk and property prices skewed, says climate professor

Some 200,000 properties in England could be vulnerable to rising sea levels by 2050, but fewer than 35,000 have been officially recognised as at risk.

International
Engineering

Africa - Rising Sea Levels and Africa's Booming Coastal Cities

Rising ocean levels threaten dozens of Africa’s rapidly expanding coastal metropolises, resulting in shrinking land area, coastal flooding, more powerful storm surges, and the need for better mitigation.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - USACE discovering new ways to put dredged sediment to use

Dredging is a central part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) largest mission – to maintain clear, safe and navigable waterways.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - The Long Game - Landscape Architectures and USACE EWN Program Explore New Project Opportunities

Landscape architects are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and building new networks through the Engineering With Nature program. The implications could be transformative for both.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - Navy, NASA, NOAA strengthen present, future OCEANS 22 coastal resilience impact

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Nearly 1,600 attendees, professionals, and students from more than 30 countries were treated to cutting-edge science, technology and innovation at the OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads Conference and Exposition, Oct. 17 - 20.