CPRA: New Center to Provide Venue for Coastal Research

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues to make progress on the Center for River Studies and Mississippi River Physical Model in Baton Rouge.

Model panel assembly is kicking off and the digital projection system is being calibrated, CPRA said in its latest announcement.

The Center will house the Expanded Small Scale Physical Model, one of the largest moving bed physical models in the world.

Measuring 90 feet by 120 feet, this model is based on exact parameters of the river’s physical and kinetic properties, producing a degree of accuracy never before achieved in lower-river physical modeling.

Designed to simulate the Mississippi River’s depth, sediment, and flow, the physical model will be used in conjunction with computer modeling to make informed decisions about the best way to sustain coastal Louisiana.

When complete, the model and facility will not only help inform CPRA on planning and design decisions related to sediment diversions, but will also serve as an education and outreach tool.

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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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