Gulf Coast Draft FPL – Up for Discussion

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) recently released a draft Initial Funded Priorities List that would fund approximately $139.6 million in restoration activities.

The funds are derived from the recent settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. The Council will host a series of public meetings across the Gulf Coast to discuss the priorities, and seek public and tribal comments. The list is available for review and comment through September 28, 2015.

The Council is proposing to focus on 10 key watersheds across the Gulf to address critical ecosystem needs in high priority locations. The Council will also propose a suite of Gulf-wide investments designed to support holistic ecosystem restoration and lay the foundation for future success.

Upcoming meetings will be held on:

  • August 20, 2015 Texas A&M University 6:00 p.m. CST
    6300 Ocean Drive
    Corpus Christi, TX 48412
  • August 26, 2015 FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute 6:00 p.m. EST
    100 Eighth Ave. SE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • August 27, 2015 Gulf Coast State College 6:00 p.m. CST
    5230 West US Hwy. 98
    Panama City, FL 32401
  • September 1, 2015 Battle House Renaissance Mobile 6:00 p.m. CST
    26 North Royal St.
    Mobile, AL 36602
  • September 10, 2015 Coast Coliseum & Convention Center 5:00 p.m. CST
    2350 Beach Blvd.
    Biloxi, MS 39531
  • September 15, 2015 Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center 5:30 p.m. CST
    2000 Lakeshore Drive
    New Orleans, LA 70148
  • September 16, 2015 Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 5:30 p.m. CST
    728 Myrtle St.
    Morgan City, LA 70380

 

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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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