NOAA: $1.2 Million for Coastal Protection Programs

More than half of the American public lives within 50 miles of a beach, but as sea levels rise, the coastal habitats that protect the communities are increasingly at risk, according to the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s latest release.

Dr. David Yoskowitz, Associate Director and Endowed Chair for Socio-economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI), has joined a team of NOAA researchers to better understand the socio-economic impact rising sea levels could have on coastal communities.

The NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science is funding the $1.2 million project, led by Dr. Scott C. Hagen, Professor and director of the Louisiana State University Center for Coastal Resiliency. Other collaborators include the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the University of Central Florida, and the University of South Carolina.

The work is the latest in a series of projects HRI has undertaken to help better understand the impacts of sea level rise in the Gulf of Mexico.

Yoskowitz’s research will allow him to view how future storm surges may affect the economy and social fabric of coastal communities when protective marshes are impacted by sea level rise.

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2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

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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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