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FL - Miami-Dade seeks new ways to retain vital beach sand

As sand renourishment continues in an 830,000-cubic yard project in Miami Beach, the county has acquired consultation for alternative ways to retain sand along county-managed beaches.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Stilt homes, raised roads, maybe a huge wall. Can Miami-Dade stay safe from storm surge?

Hurricane Ian’s devastation on the Southwest Florida coast sent a chill up the spine of anyone in Miami worried about the next big one — and it sharpened the focus of federal planners working to design and build new barriers to avoid a similar outcome for Miami-Dade.

International
Engineering

AUS - Sunshine Coast Council introduces ‘sandsational’ project

A trial will soon begin to see if a technique – never before seen on the Sunshine Coast – could be used to help replenish Maroochydore Beach in the future.

International
Engineering

Fiji - How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels

In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan – and the rest of the world is watching

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - Taking action since Hurricane Sandy: Preparing a climate-ready workforce before the next storm hits

Last month marked a grim anniversary: 10 years since Hurricane Sandy hammered New York City, killing 44 people, displacing thousands, and exacting a $19 billion toll.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - COMBATING EROSION AT SUNSET CLIFFS – City designing drainage improvements for the popular park

The long-term goals of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park are embodied in its master plan and vision statement, which calls for the “creation of a park where people can enjoy San Diego’s natural coastal environment as it once was, free from the effects of man and intended to inspire the user to reflect on the grandeur of the sea, and the beauty of the cliffs that are Point Loma.”

International
Engineering

India - Shifting sands ring death knell for Goa’s coast

Rampant development and tourism activities have led to the degradation of several precious sand dune

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Federal fishery managers tackle policy against beach renourishment

There were 16 listed, specific threats in the draft. Despite including best management practices for doing beach renourishment, a policy document working its way through the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) leaves little doubt as to the Council’s priority.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Waikīkī Beach studies reveal complex drivers of changing shoreline

The Royal Hawaiian Beach in Waikīkī is a popular beach at the center of Hawai'i's tourism hub, with a valuation of $2.2 billion, according to a 2016 study. Two recently published studies from researchers at the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa's Climate Resilience Collaborative (CRC) provide new understanding of how and why this iconic beach is chronically eroding—enabling coastal managers and policymakers to more effectively manage the coastline.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Jersey Shore beach replenishment is essential

New Jersey’s coastline is its first line of defense from devastating storms that cost lives, destroy livelihoods and devastate the state’s economy. The 10th anniversary of Sandy is a stark reminder of the importance of a defensive infrastructure.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - North Topsail gets $10M grant for beach nourishment project

Last month North Carolina doled out nearly $20 million in grants to help coastal communities better fortify and rebuild beach infrastructure battered by recent hurricanes, tropical storms, and nor'easters.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - North Topsail is getting millions for beach nourishment. How long will the sand last?

Last month North Carolina doled out nearly $20 million in grants to help coastal communities better fortify and rebuild beach infrastructure battered by recent hurricanes, tropical storms, and nor'easters.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Contending with Coastal Erosion—Cyprus Cove Residents Call for Mitigation Efforts

If you walk along the train tracks at Calafia State Beach and into the Cyprus Cove area, you’re bound to come across the withered remains of a coastal beach where barely any sand remains—the result of ongoing coastal erosion.

International
Engineering

GRL - Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet Brings an Unexpected Flow of Wealth Potential

Greenlanders are largely in favor of extracting the sand pouring from their melting ice sheet, as long as Greenland reaps the rewards.

International
Engineering

World - Hunt for deep sea minerals draws criticism amid green push

High demand for metals ranging from copper to cobalt is pushing the mining industry to explore the world’s deepest oceans, a troubling development for scientists who warn that extracting minerals from critical ecosystems that help regulate climate could cause irreparable damage.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Stilt homes, raised roads, maybe a huge wall. Can Miami-Dade stay safe from storm surge?

It’s been almost a century since a powerful hurricane drove storm surge up the Miami River, a worst-case scenario for what is now one of the most densely populated and at-risk coastal cities in the nation.

International
Engineering

World - TMC pilot successfully collects seafloor polymetallic nodules, lifts to surface via 4 km riser

In mid-October, TMC the metals company Inc. (earlier post) successfully collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km riser system to the surface, in what represents the first integrated system test conducted in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean since the 1970s.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - The Marine Lab in the Path of Fury

At the DeFelice Marine Center, researchers and staff are living, working, and adapting to climate change in real time.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii Report Lists Strategies for Sea Level Rise Threat

Already, about 28% of beachfront homes along the North Shore are within 20 feet or less of the shoreline, putting them at risk of being damaged by ocean waves and increased flooding.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - Study Will Look At Restoring Stoney Beach Dunes In Woods Hole

Resilient Woods Hole, a group working to prepare Woods Hole for the impacts of climate change, has received state money to pay for a feasibility study for dune restoration at Stoney Beach.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Damages to Volusia County beaches from Hurricane Ian reach $15.5M

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — It's been a month since Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida.