NOAA to Host Meeting on Ohio Coastal Management

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host a public meeting on May 20, 2015, in Vermilion, Ohio to receive feedback on the implementation of the Ohio Coastal Management Program by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

This public meeting is part of the federal government’s periodic review of the state-led federally-funded program that seeks to improve Lake Erie and Ohio’s coastal resources.

The Ohio Coastal Management Program sets forth policies and guidelines to monitor activities that impact coastal resources and ensure resource protection while balancing economic, cultural and environmental interests.

The ODNR Office of Coastal Management administers the federally approved program, and has program responsibilities including issuing approximately $2 million annually in grants; providing Lake Erie-related education programs and mapping products; issuing authorizations including federal consistency determinations; and providing free technical assistance on topics including how to best address coastal erosion and shore structure design.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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