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  • 29 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced recently that the 2017 Coastal Master Plan Data is available for download at the Master Plan Data Viewer. According to the release, the data comes from a suite of predictive models that were used in the 2017 master plan process to determine projects’ effects on coastal Louisiana. The […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Preparations are underway to restore and protect Porirua’s popular Camborne Walkway, which has been hit hard by coastal erosion, the Porirua City Council said in its latest release.  Resource consent has been received for a plan of action and companies are now being sought, through a tender process, to carry out the work. “We know […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor Scott Walker announced recently that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Wisconsin a three-year $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant to help Lake Michigan communities and property owners in Southeastern Wisconsin reduce damages from coastal hazards and sustain the operation of their coastal economic assets. The grant entitled “Improving Economic Security in Coastal Wisconsin” […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 11th Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters conference, organized by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), is set to take place on 5-7 September 2017 in Liverpool. “The meeting attracts over 450 delegates from around the world, offering presenters and their organisations a unique opportunity to share findings and research with carefully targeted audience of […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    NY Congressman Dan Donovan and Council Member Joe Borelli yesterday called for resiliency investments on Staten Island’s South Shore to fill a gap between existing flood protection projects. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructing a comprehensive line of protection from Fort Wadsworth to Great Kills Park, and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been engaged by the City of Gold Coast to carry out the design of beach nourishment works at the iconic Palm Beach. This project forms part of the largest offshore dredging and beach nourishment project in the city’s history, reported Royal HaskoningDHV. The Gold Coast Beach Nourishment Project (GCBNP) will increase the […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The St. Johns River Water Management District is providing $700,000 in cost-share funds to the City of Palm Coast for a project to rebuild aging flood control structures. The project will help protect residents and property in a 1,739-acre area of the city. “This project demonstrates how the St. Johns River Water Management District and […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone from this month until October 31, 2017 in the waters of Billingsport Range, on the Delaware River, within 150 yards of diving and pipe-removal operations.  To facilitate the widening and deepening of the Delaware River main navigational channel, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, officially signed the Chief of Engineers Report for the St. Johns County, Fla. – Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study on August 8. The recommended plan includes approximately 3 miles of beach and dune renourishment within  Vilano Beach and a small portion in […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Major updates on Louisiana’s coastal program and relevant issues were presented yesterday to the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board at its monthly meeting, held in Morgan City. Pat Landry, CPRA Regional Operations Manager for Southwest Louisiana, outlined more than $800 million in projects on the drawing board or now in progress, including these […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host their Coastal Connections event in St.Bernard, LA, tomorrow, August 15, to talk with residents about the Mid-Breton and Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion projects. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the sediment diversion, is key to a long-term sustainable strategy to reduce land loss rates and […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications by Friday, September 1, for short-term action request (STAR) funding for projects in Minnesota’s coastal area. These grants, offered through Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, help local communities, agencies and organizations balance protection of coastal resources while providing places for people to live, work and play. […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration yesterday announced more than $2.2 million in funding to support local efforts to increase community preparedness and resilience to coastal storm and climate change impacts, including storm surges, flooding, erosion and rising sea levels, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts informs. These grants were provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nearly a fifth of Scotland’s coastline is at risk of erosion, threatening some of the country’s most prized land and infrastructure within the next 30 years, the Scottish Government said in its latest release.  The potentially devastating effects of climate change and coastal erosion came to light after experts from the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $550,303 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to protect high quality coastal wetlands, to acquire land in a State Natural Area, and to control invasive species in coastal wetlands. Work will focus on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. “This grant will assist the efforts of local partners to […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, has contracted with WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Optimal Geo, to provide bathymetric and topographic lidar and imagery in support of the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). The five-year, $46 million contract addresses the operation, maintenance and technical support of individual […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    ABPmer has teamed up with Capita AECOM to help the Environment Agency undertake a new managed realignment project in Southmoor, Langstone Harbor.   This project will involve building a new seawall at the back of the site and placing a breach in the old seawall to allow the sea to flow gently into the site […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 111-meter trailing suction hopper dredger Balder R, which has been operating offshore of the Gold Coast for the past month, has broken down, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports. The dredger, owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen, stopped work yesterday after maintenance issues. Mechanics are working to get the dredger working again in the next couple of […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released in its latest Terra et Aqua an article named ‘Innovative Modelling: A Tool for Coastal Developments’. There are numerous examples across the globe that attest to environmental damages and detrimental economic consequences that coastal developments can potentially cause if they are not carefully designed, the article […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Col. Ed Chamberlayne, USACE Baltimore District commander, yesterday signed an agreement with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to begin a three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia. The $3 million agreement, inked at the Baltimore District Headquarters, will […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a Coastal Connections event at Docville Farm in Violet, Louisiana, this week, July 19, to talk with residents about the Mid-Breton and Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion projects. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the sediment diversion, is key to a long-term sustainable strategy to reduce land loss […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nineteen research projects that protect life and property, strengthen the economy, and conserve as well as restore coastal and marine resources were recommended to receive a total of $13.8 million in funding through the 2017 NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants program last week. The projects cover 17 states and Puerto Rico, and will restore 1,100 acres of […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced last week that The Nature Conservancy and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will receive nearly $1.4 million in federal grants through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grants Program. This money will be used to protect and strengthen New Hampshire and the region’s […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Seven coastal communities will get grants totaling $100,000 to help them prepare for hurricanes, storms and growth, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, announced yesterday.  The N.C. Division of Coastal Management uses a portion of its federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support local land-use planning and management projects in North Carolina’s 20 […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet July 11-12 to discuss flood maps, coastal resilience, land use planning and several other coastal topics. The commission will meet at the Holiday Inn in Greenville, at 1 p.m. July 11. Items on the commission’s agenda include: Flood maps – The commission will hear a presentation on the development of […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Tuvalu has launched a new coastal protection project to bolster resilience to climate change, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said in its latest release.  UNDP-supported, Green Climate Fund (GCF) financed project will benefit one in three people in one of the world’s most vulnerable Small Island Developing States, the announcement stated. […]