Research & Development

Deltares Ideas for Restructuring of Mississippi Delta

Deltares Ideas for Restructuring of Mississippi Delta

Deltares has become a part of the Moffatt & Nichol Team, one of the three finalists in the prestigious ‘Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta’ competition. A total of 21 international teams entered the competition. The winning teams were selected on the basis of their understanding of the Lower Mississippi River Delta region and their […]

Chatham Rise Proposals ‘on the Table’ (New Zealand)

Chatham Rise Proposals ‘on the Table’ (New Zealand)

Chatham Rock Phosphate today launched its application to the Environmental Protection Authority for a marine consent to extract rock phosphate nodules from the seabed on the Chatham Rise, 450 km from New Zealand. CRP, a New Zealand NZAX listed company, has spent four years and nearly $30 million to research its proposals to mine 1.5 […]

Finalists Selected for Changing Course Competition

Finalists Selected for Changing Course Competition

The Changing Course Leadership Team yesterday selected three teams to participate in the Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. These teams will develop innovative designs for a self-sustaining Lower Mississippi River Delta that reduce land loss in the region while improving navigation conditions and strengthening resilience for local communities and industries. The three […]

Development of Particle Tracking Technology

Development of Particle Tracking Technology

Jack Poleykett, PhD Researcher at the Centre for Global Eco Innovation (Lancaster University), is leading an innovative project entitled ‘Development of Particle Tracking Technology’. The aim being to improve particle tracking methodologies to increase flexibility and improve data collection for industry based studies, which will also reduce related costs. The project uses unique dual signature […]

MegaPEX 2014 to Bring New Data on Sand Engine

MegaPEX 2014 to Bring New Data on Sand Engine

The MegaPEX 2014, a large measurement campaign to study the behavior of the Sand Engine peninsula, both on the beach and in the sea, has just started. The campaign will run till October 27. The Sand Engine is a 128-acre artificial peninsula off the Dutch coast that has been created for an innovative way of beach […]

NUS and GIS Make Breakthrough in Treating PCBs

NUS and GIS Make Breakthrough in Treating PCBs

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a novel approach that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of destroying polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment. They discovered three powerful bacteria from a genus called Dehalococcoides which can degrade PCBs. In addition, the researchers also developed an effective […]

CERB Meeting to Review Coastal Engineering Challenges

CERB Meeting to Review Coastal Engineering Challenges

The Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) will meet at Presidio San Francisco, Sept. 9-10, to review current coastal engineering challenges within the Pacific Coastal region. The CERB is a congressionally-authorized advisory board which provides advice to the Chief of Engineers on research and development pertaining to coastal engineering. The board meets annually at various coastal […]

Cochin Port Unveils Two Mega Projects

Cochin Port Unveils Two Mega Projects

Cochin Port, an all-weather natural Port located strategically close to the busiest international sea routes, has presented the “Outer Harbor Project”. Conceptual studies through IIT, Madras and CWPRS, Pune show that the development of an Outer Harbor is technically feasible. Cochin Port had prepared a Feasibility Report for the Outer Harbor project through the Consultants […]

High Depth Dredging Solutions from Dragflow

High Depth Dredging Solutions from Dragflow

Deep-sea and high depth dredging is a new emerging trend in the dredging market. Deep sea exploration represents a huge technical challenge, where critical hyperbaric conditions and maintenance needs play an important role on the overall success of a project. Dragflow is a world leader in this field with dredging solution up to 300m of […]

USACE: New Programs to Assist with Coastal Projects

USACE: New Programs to Assist with Coastal Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is offering a variety of federal programs that will assist the public with the preparation of comprehensive plans for the development, use and conservation of water and related land resources along the Texas coast. These programs are either available on a 50 percent federal/50 percent non-federal cost-shared […]







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