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  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    All parties contesting the State election should listen to the majority of Queenslanders who want the Great Barrier Reef protected from fast-tracked industrialization, including mega port expansion, dredging and dumping, announced Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS said the protection of the global icon and the $6 billion tourism industry that relies on it could prove […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has rejected as out of touch with community expectations, claims by Michael Roche of the Queensland Resources Council about the efforts of conservation groups to stop the mining industry from industrialising the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said: “The […]

  • 8 July 2013

    New federal Environment Minister Mark Butler is due tomorrow to decide on a proposal to dump masses of sediment in the Great Barrier Reef for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal port. “This is another type of Abbot that Labor should oppose – the Abbot Point coal port expansion would see up to 3 […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal Environment Minister is deciding whether dredge spoil can be dumped on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline without an environmental impact statement, announced the Australian Greens. “It’s disgraceful that Minister Hunt is deciding whether millions of tonnes of dredge spoil can be dumped on or near the Caley Valley wetlands, […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 8th Annual Dredging & Reclamation Summit, taking place on 15-16 November in Brisbane, will bring together 15 expert speakers to discuss key strategies to improve cost efficiency, reducing lead time and ensuring the sustainability of dredging operations. Ahead of the summit, we caught up with Dr Neil Tripodi, Principal Scientist, Water Assessment and Systems […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Commonwealth Government will commit an additional $100 million in new funding for the Reef Trust to support the implementation of the historic Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan for the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef. Last year, the Coalition delivered on its commitment to establish a $40 million Reef Trust which […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef is in safe hands with the release of a report card showing a combined effort from both the Commonwealth and State Governments has improved the quality of water entering the reef catchment. The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013, released today by Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The latest stage of the Environment Agency’s £58 million Ipswich Flood Barrier Scheme has been completed. According to the release, over the last few months, VBA the contractors working for the EA, have installed the cofferdam, pumped it dry and they have now excavated the river silts and gravel. The next stage is to pour […]

  • 23 May 2012

    Plaquemines Parish plans to build a $1.5 million, 40-acre circular barrier island to protect and help rebuild Cat Island, according to nola.com. P.J. Hahn, Parish Coastal Director, said Tuesday that the Dredging Supply Company of Reserve is expected to help with sediment dredging. Hahn said the state gave Plaquemines Parish $1.2 million for the barrier […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government will provide an additional $100 million over five years to improve the Great Barrier Reef water quality. Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, said that the Budget delivered on the Government’s promises to tackle some of the key threats facing the […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Over 600 people have used text messages to express their dismay and outrage and many others have pledged to stop a new coal terminal going ahead in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The messages were delivered by Greenpeace to the office of marine engineering firm, Smithbridge Group, in Brisbane’s Murarrie suburb this morning. […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today welcomed funding to tackle crown of thorns starfish in the Great Barrier Reef but are alarmed that the old parties continue to ignore far more pressing dangers. “Labor is sticking its head in the sand when it comes to the real threats facing the Great Barrier Reef,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A chorus of Australia’s leading coral reef scientists last night called for a ban on the dumping of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Four Corners special “Battle for the Reef” on ABC TV heard evidence from many respected scientists concerned about the future of the Great Barrier Reef, and […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Even though a quarter of Queensland coal output is being produced at a loss, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments are continuing to prioritise coal over the Great Barrier Reef, climate, water supplies, agriculture and tourism. “Figures from the Queensland Resources Council show that a quarter of Queensland coal export is being produced […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Cook University researchers are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off. Researchers have developed a new technique that analyses the images to assess coastal water quality from space. Many important habitats in the Great Barrier Reef such as coral reefs and seagrass are in decline […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer announced last week that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has provided over $4 million in funding for the Athol Springs Route 5 barrier project through 2018 Supplemental funding. Specifically, USACE will use the funding to construct a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    As part of a nearly $8 million contract awarded on October 6, 2015 to Wesson Group LLC, Johnstown, NY, construction has begun of the barrier beach at the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration project in Greece, NY. Construction of the barrier beach is scheduled to be completed by the end of the construction season 2016. This […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef took another leap forward today with the release of several important reports from the Queensland and Australian Governments. Commenting on the release of the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment, Great Barrier Reef Program Reports and Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, Queensland Resources […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Uncertainty over climate change and social-economic developments have a big influence on new large storm surge barriers for the protection of ports, such as Rotterdam (NL) and Houston (USA). The impact of these future uncertainties emerged at the congress ‘Deltas & Ports of the future‘ organized by the Deltas, Infrastructures & mobility initiative (DIMI) of […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters will challenge the Government today in Question Time on their plans to make profits from the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “The Australian Government has responsibility for protecting our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, but instead is trying to turn a buck […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) has delivered a vote of confidence in Australia’s ongoing management of the iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said all Australians would welcome the committee’s decision in Doha, Qatar, to reject activist calls to place the reef on the World Heritage ‘in-danger’ list. “The […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds the Great Barrier Reef will suffer irreversible damage from coral bleaching and ocean acidification. “Today’s report confirms that the very future of our iconic Great Barrier Reef is at stake,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “Climate change of even 2 degrees of additional warming […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a 120-day public comment period on draft revised boundaries for 148 units of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS), including 112 existing units and 36 proposed new units in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. Coastal barriers protect local residents from storm surges and provide habitat […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Delft Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative (DIMI) is organizing a series of meetings on Deltas & Ports of the future. On 10 April the in-depth colloquium will be on the next generation storm surge barriers. Central theme will be the design and planning of barriers. US coastal city Houston Galveston, on the coast of the Gulf […]

  • 10 May 2012

    ABPmer, a leading UK marine environmental consultancy, has recently published four articles in a special issue of the international journal, Coastal Engineering. Edited by ABPmer’s Jon Williams, a specialist in sediment processes, the issue focuses on the results from a large-scale laboratory study of gravel barrier dynamics. The journal articles centre on the results from […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The largest civil works design-build project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ history, the $1.35 billion Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Surge Barrier, was named the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award at this year’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) gala. At 2 miles long and 26 feet high, the […]