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  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources yesterday passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006.  The COASTAL Act, authored by Senators Cassidy […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Rhode Island Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, announced yesterday that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received a $75,000 award from the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities.  According to Whitehouse, DEM will use the funding to advance resiliency efforts along the shore of Quonochontaug […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Board of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is hosting their Fall 2019 conference at the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Galveston, Texas, from Tuesday, November 12th, through Thursday, November 14, 2019. Yesterday’s schedule included discussions about “Innovative partnering for an expanding Gulf Coast Market.” The meeting […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Torridge District Council has proposed to carry out coast protection work at the beach fronting Northam Burrows Country Park in Northam, Bideford, UK.  The work will consist of beach recycling from the distal end of the spit near Grey Sand Hill to areas of the west facing beach where erosion has occurred. The purpose of […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The latest stage of coastal management work at Quinns Beach is underway and includes an upgrade and extension of Groyne 3 and beach replenishment, reports the City of Wanneroo, WA.  According to their latest announcement, the beach and car park adjacent to Fred Stubbs Park will remain open to the public for the majority of […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Students from the University of Brighton have paid a visit to a coastal defense scheme in the West Sussex village of Elmer, where works recently got underway. The Elmer Coastal Defense Scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord, on behalf of the Environment Agency, Arun District Council and […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    A contractor for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is set to begin work on an interim project to protect Cumberland County’s East Point Lighthouse – an icon of the Delaware Bay region and the state’s second oldest lighthouse – from storm surge and flooding.  The $460,150 project will be implemented by Cape […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford presented the results from a study using their largest ever physical model of a mobile bed to the Corsican authorities earlier this month. The model was built to examine the long-term impact on the nearby beach of developing a new port in Bastia. “We used the model, which represented 6km of coastline to […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    It’s been seven years since the Army Corps’ New York District began its mission in response to Hurricane Sandy. Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012. With wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour and storm surge that inundated much of the […]

  • 24 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    A multi-million pound scheme to build coastal defenses in Withernsea has moved a step closer after East Riding of Yorkshire Council successfully secured £3 million of European funding for the project. The south Withernsea coastal defense scheme will receive funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to go towards the £5.5 million cost of […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    More than $300,000 has been awarded to five coastal councils across New South Wales to undertake planning in coastal and estuarine areas, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment reports.  Commenting the latest announcement, Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, said that the funding is being provided to assist councils prepare plans to set […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting new project ideas for the development of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan. Predictions in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan of future coastal land loss and storm surge-based flood risk, even with plan implementation, demonstrate that isolated project investments often provide minimal benefits beyond their immediate […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    A team co-led by Associate Professor Christopher Hein of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has won a three-year, $687,850 federal grant to study how natural and constructed dunes respond when impacted by coastal storms and rising seas. According to VIMS, their goal is to provide resource managers with knowledge and tools […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand’s Tauranga City Council is currently reviewing their coastal structures policy to ensure that they consider the needs of future communities, including the potential impact of climate change as they decide when and how to maintain public coastal structures.  Coastal structures are any man-made building, equipment, device or other facility fixed to land along […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    In mid October 2019, construction of a low-crest Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) groyne and revetment on the Sunset Beach Foreshore at Triton Place to mitigate coastal erosion will begin, the City of Greater Geraldton reports. The 40m low-crest GSC groyne and 50m long GSC revetment being constructed at Triton Place will help retain an initial […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has announced 17 projects totaling more than $20.85 million that will be funded through the most recent Phase II Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) disbursement. GOMESA was created in 2006 by Congress and shares leasing revenues among the four Gulf oil and gas producing states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of their efforts to support resilient coastal communities, NOAA Fisheries Service is announcing the award of $24.8 million for three cooperative agreements. This funding will help restore habitat along Louisiana’s coast under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. Restoring wetlands and barrier islands increases protection for Louisiana’s people and […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Leaders of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Corps’ Galveston District met in Austin on September 26 to discuss the progress of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study. “The Texas coast is a complex and vulnerable system that provides substantial value to the nation,” Texas […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    KCAP + FELIXX have won the international competition for the redevelopment of the 130-kilometer coastline of Dapeng, a green peninsula in the bay between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. In September 2018, the typhoon Mangkhut damaged the infrastructure of the peninsula to various degrees. An international competition was launched to develop a plan to restore the […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Boskalis has won two contracts aimed at strengthening and protecting a stretch of seafront coastline from erosion in Romania and the United Kingdom. The contracts carry a combined value of approximately EUR 85 million. The Dutch giant has acquired a contract in Romania from the Romanian Water Administration to preserve the coastline of Mamaia, Constanta. […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Meetings International has been announced as the organizer of the “International Conference on Coastal Ecosystem and Management” that will discuss the theme of Sustainable Management of Coastal Ecosystem- a Global Responsibility. The Coastal Zone event, taking place from September 16-17, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will include prompt keynote presentations, oral talks, poster presentations, and […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Edmund Russo and Col. Timothy Vail from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District met with the Cameron County officials earlier this week to discuss the Coastal Texas Study. “Such partnerships are invaluable to addressing coastal storm risk management & ecosystem restoration,” USACE said in its release. The Study includes a combination of […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the non-Federal Sponsor, Collier County, Florida, will host an informational public meeting next week on the Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.  The meeting, set for September 9, from 5-7 p.m., will take place at the Collier County Administrative Building, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Bldg. F, […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Local Organizing Committee, the National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and Engineering New Zealand has announced that the Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference will take place on September 10-13, 2019 at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, TAS. The conference theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and non-Federal Sponsor, Miami-Dade County, will be the organizers of an informational public meeting on the Miami-Dade County Back-Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. USACE and the county will host this meeting September 10, from 5-7 p.m. at the North Shore Park & Youth Center located at 501 […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Rockingham (WA) announced today that it has secured two Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants for 2019/2020, which will be used to carry out coastal monitoring, modifications and upgrades along the city’s coastline. The CAP funding will be administered by the Department of Transport on behalf of the State Government. According to […]