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  • 24 February 2021
    Technology

    NCCOS scientists have released the results of a three-year monitoring effort designed to evaluate the success of recent restoration efforts involving the use of dredged sediments to create intertidal habitat at Mordecai Island, New Jersey. The report documents implications of the restoration activity on the long term resilience of Mordecai Island, and provides insight into […]

  • 23 February 2021
    Collaboration

    In their winter issue of scientific journal Terra et Aqua, IADC released an interesting interview with Stephanie Groen, Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia at Aurecon. Stephanie Groen began 2020 in her new role as Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia for Aurecon, based in Singapore. More recently, she was appointed as a […]

  • 23 February 2021
    Technology

    First part of Jan De Nul’s 100% sustainable beach replenishment work along the Belgian coast has been completed ahead of schedule. “Our Pedro Álvares Cabral, sailing on biofuel, successfully restored the beaches of Ostend. We’ve moved up north today, to Knokke where we started the reclamation of 900,000 m³ to restore the eroded beaches,” Jan […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    Ecocoast was recently approached by Tornado Rover Alcisa (TRV) for a project on Yas Island, where the launching facilities for pleasure boats and personal watercrafts were being upgraded. This work is part of a larger project TRV is working on for the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi. “Our client had been instructed by the Environmental Agency – Abu […]

  • 10 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    With immediate effect and for a period of approximately six months, dredging operations will be carried out off West Coast of Lamma Island, the third largest island in Hong Kong.  According to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one dumb lighter, […]

  • 9 February 2021
    Technology

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Nicholls State University have announced that Duplantis Design Group has been hired to design the Coastal Center.  This announcement officially sets in motion the facility formation phase of the $14.5 million project. Announced in 2019 by Gov. John Bel Edwards, the planned 33,000-square foot building should go […]

  • 8 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    In 2020 Rohde Nielsen A/S started working on the contract of beach nourishment of the West Coast of Jutland, Denmark. According to the company, this work is planned to extend over the 2020-2024. The scheme consisted of three separate projects, two of them being beach nourishment with sinkerlines while the third included near shore split […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    ECOncrete Tech LTD and the Port of San Diego are teaming up to debut one of the most sustainable coastal armoring on the market – Coastalock. The Coastalock system, developed by Israel-based company ECOncrete, comprises interlocking hollow units made of proprietary bio-enhancing concrete that provide habitats for oysters, starfish, algae, grasses, echinoderms and other marine wildlife – which […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    On or about January 25, Barnegat Bay Dredging Company will begin dredging the federal channel of the waterway between markers 419 and 421 in the vicinity of Nummy Island, NJ, USACE reports. The Dredge Fullerton will conduct the dredging and pump the sediment to Great Flats to adaptively manage habitat created for nesting birds. This […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Local authorities have just released Winter 2021 Newsletter for the Southsea Coastal Scheme. The start of the scheme, UK’s largest local authority-led coastal defences’ project worth more than £100M, was the culmination of seven years of work including wide-ranging public consultation. Some of the highlights since the September launch include: TSHD Sospan Dau visited the […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Authorities & Government

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) recently announced their decision to postpone the annual Gulf Coast Chapter meeting until November 2021. “The Gulf Chapter Board has been diligently tracking the societal and functional impacts of COVID related restrictions to everyone’s personal and professional lives,” WEDA said in the announcement. “Ongoing restrictions associated with social distancing, PPE […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    The construction work for the urgent coastal protection at Westover, Milford on Sea has now been completed. Constructed during some very challenging weather conditions, the defenses have already been put to the test during Storm Bella over the Christmas break, performing their function well in providing protection to the area. Contractors, Earlcoate Construction & Plant […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) and the Maldives’ Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (MNPHI) signed a contract today for the V. Fulidhoo coastal protection program. MTCC CEO, Adam Azim, signed the deal on behalf of the company and Director General, Ms. Fathimath Shaana Farooq, put her signature for MNPHI. Scope of the […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just released this amazing video named ‘Restoring Beaches through Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management’. The coastal town of Ullal in the state of Karnataka is an important trading center in the southwestern region of India. However, the safety and livelihood of its communities are threatened by shoreline erosion. Introduction of […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty is complete, supporting ongoing Seaway and inland coastal waterways access for boaties and commercial operators. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that the $3.35 million Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) project involved installing extra support beams underneath the jetty deck […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Hawke’s Bay coastal hazards project is re-engaging with the community to build solutions for the coast between Clifton and Tangoio. The Joint Committee met to discuss a series of community workshops, aimed at testing the project workstream outputs ahead of formal consultation in 2021, as well as a proposed funding review. “This is complex […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has appointed a consortium comprising Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos, Metier, and Partners for Resilience to enhance the Mozambican City of Beira’s coastal resilience to extreme climate events. In 2019, Beira was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 750 people, damaged 90% of the City’s infrastructure, including the country’s main […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    In conjunction with a major dredging operation currently underway in the Eastern Channel of the Lower Myall River to remove 120,000 cubic meters of sand, MidCoast Council is in the process of placing 20,000 cubic meters onto Jimmys Beach to renourish and provide a buffer for upcoming storm events. June and July’s storms and large […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Members of the Thames-Coromandel District Council’s Coastal Panels recently toured the district, looking at areas of current and future risk of coastal inundation, erosion and sea level rise. The site visits followed on from the initial orientation workshop last month, where coastal panelists came together as they start working as advisors on the Shoreline Management […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The final phase of the West Bay Coastal Defence Improvements Scheme is due to be carried out this winter 2020/21, informs the Dorset Coast Forum. Fluvial improvement works to the River Brit riverbank will provide protection against the river overflowing and flooding the Parkdean Resorts West Bay Holiday Park and West Bay. The scheme is […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Portsmouth’s Southsea Coastal Scheme is moving forward according to schedule. In their latest project update, the officials introduced plans to extend working hours on the beach during December in order to suit the low tides, starting at 6am and ending at 9pm. “We also plan to work at weekends where low tide times are suitable,” […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, announced this week that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. In all, the funding will be used for the engineering, design, and […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Changes have been made to coastal management at Port Geographe after community support for the majority of measures recommended to address ongoing seagrass wrack accumulation and beach erosion issues, WA Department of Transport (DoT) reports. DoT, in partnership with the City of Busselton, recently released the final report for the Port Geographe Technical Working Group, […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday announced that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. In all, the funding will be used for the engineering, design, and construction […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA yesterday announced more than $37 million in new grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) that will support coastal resilience projects in 25 states and U.S. territories. The 46 grants will generate $55 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $92 million. […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Coastal defense works planned for the Isle of Wight will leave the locations in a better place than beforehand. The Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed its forthcoming projects in partnership with the IW Council at Bembridge, Yaverland, Shanklin and Ventnor will be built to incorporate 20 per cent biodiversity net gain. The news has been […]