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  • 28 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Gov. John Bel Edwards has just released details on proposed legislation for protecting and restoring Louisiana’s coast. These proposals are part of the governor’s legislative package that will be considered in the Regular Session that is set to begin on April 10. “This is a plan for all of Louisiana, not just one agency and […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Isle of Wight Council is to undertake two studies to understand the future coastal erosion and coastal flood defense needs of Sandown Bay and Ventnor. The first phase of the studies is comprising information-gathering in relation to the physical and natural environments, including coastal processes, economic data and an assessment of the condition of […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has just announced that the Long Beach Coastal Restoration Project, located along Long Island’s South Shore, is taking shape. The Army Corps Contracting Rep. Michael Ortega and project engineer Janeen Minguillo travel in a four-wheel-drive truck and ascend over newly excavated sand making their daily rounds surveying […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Tyneside Council has just announced that works are underway to prepare for a scheme to give a stretch of the seafront at Whitley Bay a new lease of life. The council’s project to strengthen and safeguard sea defenses will see vital refurbishment works carried out at Central Lower Promenade. The scheme, which has saved […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Mackley has just reported that the company is gearing up for Flood and Coast 2017, a industry event on flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response. Now in it’s second year, the event will take place at the Telford International Center next week (28-30 March). Led once again by the Environment Agency, Flood and Coast […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday unveiled the newly-completed restoration of the Caminada Headlands, a 13-mile stretch of beach and dune running from the Belle Pass outlet of Bayou Lafourche eastward to Caminada Pass at the end of Elmer’s Island. “This is the largest single ecosystem restoration the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana’s wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be able to withstand the accelerating rate of sea-level rise, according to the Connecticut and Tulane Universities’ new study. The study shows that the rate of sea-level rise in the region over […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is ready to issue an Invitation for Bids for West Coast Hopper Dredging 2017. According to the Corps, the project will include hopper dredging work at four locations: Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance, California; Coos Bay, Oregon; Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon/Washington; and the Columbia River, […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIW), the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida, is getting ‘thin’, the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) said in its latest announcement.  Shoaling has created hazardous conditions in some areas with depths reported less than 5 feet, which reflects a remarkable 7 […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    One of the largest ecosystem restoration projects ever undertaken by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has restored the Caminada Headland, a 13-mile stretch of beach and dune running from the Belle Pass outlet of Bayou Lafourche eastward to Caminada Pass at the end of Elmer’s Island. The new beach covers an area […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday sent a letter to President Donald Trump detailing a list of high priority coastal protection infrastructure projects to be considered under the president’s executive order, Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects. Governor Edwards has proposed that the following five integrated coastal protection infrastructure projects for […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has awarded engineering and design contracts for coastal restoration projects that will address injuries to natural resources caused by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. The projects are funded through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and are outlined in the State’s approved NRDA DWH Restoration Plan #1 and […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 2017 National Coastal Restoration Conference will take place in Christchurch, New Zealand, from March 22 – 26, 2017. The theme for the 2017 conference is ‘Diverse coastal environments in a time of change’ and being based in Christchurch will show-case the wide variety of coastal landscapes in and around Christchurch/North Canterbury and the Banks Peninsula. […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle, held her second Flood Forum last Friday at the Grange & Links Hotel in Sandilands to address issues around coastal flood mitigation. Local residents were able to question the relevant organizations about the safety and security of their homes. “Following the successful event last year and the […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In little over three weeks’ time, the second edition of Flood and Coast conference and exhibition will gather key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community in the UK. This year’s conference – sponsored by Van Oord, VBA, CH2M, Aecom, HR Wallingford, Mackley and IBS Group – is set to take place at the Telford […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    IQPC Middle East will be the organizer of the 5th Annual Marine & Coastal Design and Engineering Middle East Forum, set to take place in Bahrain from 25-27 April 2017. The aim of the conference is to bring together stakeholders from all marine and coastal sectors to discuss strategies that will develop the Arabian coastline through sustainable […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Urging citizens, government leaders and non-governmental organizations to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana’s coast, King Milling, chair of America’s WETLAND Foundation, opened a summit on the national significance of Louisiana’s coastal master plan last week. Ticking off a list of threatened environmental, navigation, energy and transportation assets housed in Louisiana’s wetlands, Milling said: “The […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work to reduce the flood risk to over 400 properties in Teignmouth from flooding will get underway this month, Teignbridge District Council just announced. Teignbridge is working to ensure that people, homes and businesses are protected from flooding by carrying out essential repairs and renewal to the sea defense structure at The Point. This coastal protection […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Draft Inner Harbor and Coastal Erosion Management Policy 2017 is out for consultation from Monday, 20 February, to 20 March 2017, the council just announced. This draft policy, if adopted, will become a 30-year policy detailing how the council responds to coastal and harbor erosion, the officials stated. “The […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding, National Oceanography Center (NOC) just announced. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this NOC led project will help inform the planning of coastal defenses and emergency response. NOC Professor, Kevin Horsburgh, said: “The worst case […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Center for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has just released a paper named ‘Dredged Material Disposal Site Monitoring Round the Coast of England: Results of Sampling (2015-16)’. This report presents the scientific findings of, and implications for subsequent monitoring based on the results from dredged material disposal site monitoring conducted under a Cefas/Marine […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) President, Anthony P. Pratt, testified earlier this week about the need for federal investment in coastal infrastructure such as beaches, dunes and wetlands at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. Pratt is the Administrator for Shoreline and Waterway Management at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    New coastal defenses are being built as part of the North Portsea Island Coastal Flood Defense Scheme which has been designed to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next 100 years. This phase of the works will be from the Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue to the Ports Creek […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100 fund will assist another five local governments to help coastal communities prepare for rising threats such as erosion and storm tide flooding caused by climate change, Queensland Government just announced. Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, said that Torres Shire, Cassowary Coast, Mackay, Cairns and Redland City councils were all successful […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Mark Nardolillo, CEO and President of BEM Systems, Inc., will present at the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) on February 9th, to discuss ‘Forecasting Risk to Infrastructure from Coastal Erosion in Arctic Alaska’, the company just announced. The presentation will summarize the recent risk assessment studies and modeling efforts on the mechanisms driving the […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has approved an AED35 million ($9.5 million) project for periodical maintenance of Dubai marine facilities and coastal protection for the next two years, Emirates News Agency informs. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said that the approval comes as part of the special attention given […]