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Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Lido Beach project has not eroded Siesta says report

The recent Lido Beach renourishment is not eroding the Siesta Key shoreline says the US Army Corps of Engineers following analysis of the shoreline, erosion and wave activity.

International
Engineering

India - Hard constructions continue to erode Kerala’s coastline, leaving communities stranded

In November 2018, a study by the National Centre for Earth Science Studies showed that 60 percent of Kerala’s coastline is under erosion. It underlined that coastal development in the form of urbanisation, tourism, and “unscientific shoreline protection methods” has led to the coastline becoming unstable.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Santa Barbara to Address Sea-Level Rise with $2M in Grants

Grants Will Go Toward Three Projects to Lay Groundwork for 30-Year Plan to Prepare Coast for Flooding Risks

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Gov. Edwards Celebrates Completion of Bayou Chene Floodgate

Gov. John Bel Edwards today joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the St. Mary Levee District for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Bayou Chene Floodgate. The permanent structure will prevent Atchafalaya River backwater flooding from impacting St. Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Martin, Assumption, and Iberville parishes.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Drone footage shows larger Lake Michigan beach after water level whiplash

It looks like visitors flocking to Lake Michigan beaches this summer will be in for a welcome sight.

Caribbean
Engineering

Caribb - World Bank provides US$56M to support Sustainable Blue Economy Growth in the Eastern Caribbean

The Blue Economy is a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach aimed at promoting sustainable use of living coastal and marine natural resources to support economic development, improve livelihoods dependent on such resources and strengthen resilience to climate change.

Coastwide
Engineering

World - Oyster Reefs a Natural Solution to Storm Surges and Coastal Protection - NUI Galway study

There are many reasons to love oysters, and now an NUI Galway scientist has suggested another one.

Coastwide
Engineering

World - Engineers use artificial intelligence to capture the complexity of breaking waves

Their model’s predictions should help researchers improve ocean climate simulations and hone the design of offshore structures.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Bob Marshall: How much will we pay for coastal storm damage? $5.5 billion a year.

And now some headlines: The New Orleans Saints are moving to San Antonio. The price of crawfish dropped below $1 a pound. A new state law bans concealed carry of firearms in public places.

International
Engineering

India - Indian Army gets its 1st Chief from the Corps of Engineers

General Manoj Pande’s principal challenge during his 2-year tenure will be handling the protracted stand-off with China in Ladakh and preparing the Army for Theatre Commands

Great Lakes
Engineering

GL - Army Corps launching 8-state Great Lakes coastal resilience study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is launching a comprehensive study of the Great Lakes shoreline after securing $1.1 million to begin the long-awaited look at vulnerability to high water and erosion along the inland coast.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Houston and Galveston Bay Have a Texas-Sized Plan for Rising Seas

In Galveston Bay and along the Gulf Coast, the Army Corps of Engineers has proposed the largest project in its history.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Sorry, better seawalls are not the answer to rising seas in Florida

We need 21st century solutions, not antiquated answers that make the problem worse and cost taxpayers money.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - Request for Proposals: Contract to Provide Engineering Support Services for the National Coastal Resilience Fund

OVERVIEW - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) seeks a qualified Contractor to provide engineering technical support for NFWF’s ongoing evaluation of large-scale coastal restoration and other nature-based coastal resilience projects funded through the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF).

International
Engineering

ITL - World's first submersible hydrofoil: 26 mph above the water, 50 m under

Italian startup iSpace2o has announced it's starting production on the first hull for its Deepseaker DS1 submersible hydrofoil. This machine will rise out of the water to hydrofoil at speeds up to 23 knots (26 mph/43 km/h), or dive as deep as 50 m (164 ft) for underwater shenanigans.

International
Engineering

World - A high-resolution 4D terrestrial laser scan dataset of the Kijkduin beach-dune system,

Abstract - Sandy coasts form the interface between land and sea and their morphologies are highly dynamic. A combination of human and natural forcing results in morphologic changes affecting both nature values and coastal safety. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is a technique enabling near-continuous monitoring of the changing morphology of a sandy beach-dune system with centimetre-order accuracy.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative announces new coastal protection programs for Michigan

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative announced on Thursday that it will expand its Resilient Coastal Projects Initiative to include shoreline in West Michigan, from St. Joseph to Petoskey.

Coastwide
Engineering

NC - Competitors face off to create fresh water with wave power

As weather-related disasters impact shorelines throughout the world, there is an increasing need to know how to respond. The physical devastation, the loss of power, communication — all of it is part of the recovery process.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Sand search for Bogue Banks beach nourishment going well

Chris Freeman of Geodynamics, the county’s beach surveying firm, said Monday the search for offshore sand to use for future beach nourishment projects so far is going well.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - What 'Ike Dike' planners could learn from New Orleans' flood control barrier

The proposed $30 billion project would stretch 70 miles along the Texas Gulf Coast in the Houston area. But funding delays could keep the project on the drawing board for years.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Experts envision Tampa Bay as a leader in a new era of flood mitigation - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa Bay has an opportunity to showcase a new way of mitigating storms and sea-level rise, according to out-of-town leaders hosted by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.