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  • 2 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Angus King joined Damariscotta Region Chamber Director Stephanie Gallagher on April 27 to visit local businesses in Damariscotta and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the economy in the Midcoast, from broadband expansion to workforce development. “Damariscotta and Newcastle are fortunate to have such thoughtful, hardworking Maine people investing in their community and […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Emergency works on the Southsea Coastal Scheme continue to progress well down the site, according to the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP). The sheet piles have now been driven to required depth and the tops cut down to the correct level, reports ESCP. Structural fill has been placed and compacted behind the sheet pile wall, ready for […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Triumph Gulf Coast’s board of directors voted last week to approve nearly $19 million in grants to promote economic diversification in four coastal Northwest Florida counties. The grants are the first in what is expected to be $1.5 billion worth of job-creating initiatives funded over the next twelve years by an economic damages settlement between […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A project to upgrade and improve the coastal defenses and promenade at Avon Beach reached completion last week after contractors and council engineers pulled out all the stops to ensure the site is fully open and operational for the start of the summer season, Christchurch Borough Council reports.  These works, undertaken by PT Contractors Ltd, involved raising […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A report outlining the shortlisted options for the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan is now available, along with an online survey, reports the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. “We’re developing a Coastal Management Plan for the cliffs and sea defenses in Hunstanton, and we want input from local residents,” the Council announced. A Coastal Management […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is about to release an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for dredging works along the Oregon and Washington Coast and within the Lower Columbia River Estuary. Port Orford, Rogue River, and Baker Bay are the projects to be included in the solicitation. According to the Corps, dredge material […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Researchers from Geoscience Australia have developed a new tool-kit that is helping coastal managers to better understand how beaches are impacted by storm events. The Australian coast is dynamic with an ever changing shoreline shaped by the normal action of tides, waves and storms. However, some storms cause significant erosion, causing an ongoing problem for […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Bundaberg’s coastal communities will be better prepared for the impacts of rising sea levels, storm tides and erosion as a result of a $451,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government. According to Minister for Environment and Science, Leeanne Enoch, the funding will allow Bundaberg Regional Council to identify risks and examine management options in communities threatened […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The first sod has today been turned on the construction of the new runway as part of the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project, the Sunshine Coast Council informs.  Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson, was joined by Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien MP, State Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson MP, and representatives of the John Holland […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

     Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has called for an urgent focus on assistance for Alaskan communities facing coastal erosion. Earlier this week, during an Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee hearing examining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, Senator Murkowski cited threats to the northern community of Utqiaġvik, facing serious […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Sam Brody, director of the The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at TAMUG, spoke on April 13th at the Texas A&M Foundation Legacy Society Celebration in College Station about flood mitigation and ecological and environmental resiliency along the Texas coast. During his presentation, Dr. Brody highlighted the causes and effects of flooding in Houston, especially […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A decision on approving emergency repairs to coastal defenses and piers is currently being considered by Sunderland City Council’s cabinet. The council’s meeting, set for Wednesday 25 April, will hear how repairs are needed at the Old North Pier, New South Pier and Stonehill Wall following recent extreme storms. The repairs are being estimated at […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is hosting the 5th biennial State of the Coast Conference (SOC 18) from May 30 – June 1, 2018, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  SOC 18 will consist of two and a half days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Member for Coffs Harbor, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged coastal councils to apply for a share of $1.5 million in government funding for essential dredging projects. Mr Fraser said that the funding allows coastal councils to apply for up to 50 per cent of the cost of dredging operations and pre-dredging studies for their local waterways. […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mersea Harbor Protection Trust has finally received the consents for the Mersea Recharge Project from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). “It has taken three years of on site surveys, investigations, meetings with coastal authorities and specialist report writing to finally have all the consents in place,” the Trust said. “This has cost some £85k, […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Land Commissioner, George P. Bush, last week announced the selection of 21 projects to be funded through the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) Cycle 23, awarding a total of approximately $1.74 million in federal funds to improve the management of the state’s coastal resources and ensure its long-term ecological and economic productivity. Texas CMP focuses […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The summer’s wild weather has seen parts of Franklin hit with a number of storms, resulting in a large amount of coastal erosion and damage to facilities on beaches, said Auckland Council in their latest release.  Commenting this, local board chair, Angela Fulljames, said that repair work will be ongoing well into 2018. “We are […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse yesterday joined with area small business owners and local officials in the flood-prone Island Park neighborhood of Portsmouth to highlight the newly funded National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund, which can help coastal businesses weather rising seas and worsening storms.  Congress approved $30 million in funding for the National Oceans […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic District’s Business Technical Division recently led a team that reviewed the design and construction involved with Philadelphia District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ current coastal resilience work on Absecon Island, New Jersey. Team members also included their colleagues from New York and New England Districts, according to the official […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released an interactive Story Map tool to communicate the national significance of Louisiana’s Working Coast. According to CPRA, this visually focused Story Map tells the compelling story using narratives, photos and maps, and conveys diverse and poignant details that surround Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the necessity […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Board of Public Works yesterday unanimously approved dedicated funding of two Coastal Resiliency Grant Program projects in Anne Arundel County to help communities enhance their resiliency to the effects of climate change, extreme storms and weather. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is helping to design six shoreline improvement demonstration projects statewide to implement on-the-ground […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Dutra Group of San Rafael California, has just won a contract for the West Coast Hopper Maintenance Dredging works. The $15.4 million contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District. According to the Corps, the project includes hopper dredging work in Astoria, Oregon. Earlier this year, USACE released Invitation for Bids (IFB) for […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The 2018 annual meeting of the Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc. (MRWC) will take place on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Dr. Jennifer H. Mattei of the Sacred Heart University Department of Biology is the featured speaker. Dr. Mattei’s talk will highlight the progress of projects to restore coastal habitats at […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    MP Graham Stuart said in its latest announcement that winning the backing of Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry, could make a major difference in the fight to save the fast-eroding coastline to the south of Withernsea. Graham has written to Mr Berry in the hope of getting government support for a major upgrade to local […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Under the theme ‘Risk, resilience and response in a changing climate’, the Flood & Coast 2018 event will once again set out to advance the debate about flood and coast erosion between government bodies, local authorities, major infrastructure and asset managers and affected communities. Now in its third year, Flood and Coast is the major annual gathering […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, announces the release of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR–EIS) for the Recommended Plan of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW): Brazos River Floodgates (BRFG) and Colorado River Locks (CRL) Systems Feasibility Study, Brazos and Matagorda Counties, TX. The DIFR–EIS documents the existing condition […]