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  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center has taken delivery of a new remote-operated Subdredge. The unit was just delivered to the U.S. Army ERDC to start initial trials. “Later this unmanned submersible unit will be utilized to conduct projects including shoreline deepening for military landing crafts, shipping channel dredging, and emergency relief projects all over the world,” […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, and the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are conducting a study to better understand the effectiveness of nearshore placement of dredged sediment to reduce shoreline erosion. In Southern Lake Michigan, sandy dredged sediment suitable for beach nourishment has repeatedly been placed in designated nearshore areas just […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    As major conference presenters, facilitators and award recipients, ERDC-EL and CHL team members often took center stage at the Western Dredging Association’s (WEDA) and Texas A&M’s Dredging Summit and Expo held June 22-25 in Houston, Texas. WEDA is a technical professional organization devoted to knowledge exchange in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and […]

  • 20 September 2013

    In situ capping (ISC) of subaqueous waste is a non-removal remediation technique for contaminated sediment that involves leaving sediments in place and isolating them from the environment with a layer of soil and/or sediment material. In situ capping is a viable and efficient remediation technology when applied in areas with appropriate environmental conditions. One of […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Business & Finance

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) teamed up with USACE Mobile District’s Regional Sediment Management Team, kicking off a sediment study on January 13, 2020, at North Blakeley Island in Mobile, Alabama.  The study will determine if sediment currently stored on North Blakeley Island could be used to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, began repairs to the damaged portion of the Buffalo South Breakwater last Friday (July 26). As USACE reported, the project will repair 625 feet out of the 1,000 feet of the damaged breakwater. Since its creation, the Buffalo South breakwater has been protecting the shoreline by dissipating […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The ACCROPODE II armor layer works on a breakwater at the new Deep Water Port of Kuantan in Malaysia are set to be completed by the end of the year by the joint venture IJM-CHEC, Concrete Layer Innovations (CLI) announced today. The owner’s representative ECERDC has requested CLI to implement a Compliance Certificate Procedure aiming […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

     Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, discussed a unique dredging capability with Thad Pratt at U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory on Feb. 19, 2019. The new remote-operated Subdredge, which was built by EDDY Pump, was delivered to the Army Corps in late […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday debuted its “Engineering with Nature” atlas to the public at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. “The projects presented and considered in this atlas use an Engineering With Nature lens as a means of revealing the use of nature-based approaches and the range of benefits that can […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Business & Finance

     Thad Pratt, along with other Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory engineers and technicians, successfully tested the Mini-Robotic Dredge’s capabilities on the ERDC campus in Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 20, 2018. The new remote-operated Subdredge, which was built by EDDY Pump, was delivered to the Army Corps approx. two months ago. The MRD is being evaluated for its expeditionary […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Texas Protection & Restoration Feasibility Study review verified the most advanced modeling and catastrophic storm surge events were included within the recent study, USACE Galveston reports.  “We used the most advanced storm modeling system to run storm surge forecasts by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydraulic Engineers, conducted an aerial tour aboard an Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Atascocita, Texas on April 25, 2018. USACE Galveston’s hydraulic engineer, Michael Garske, was joined with experts from the Engineering Research and Develop Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, Miss., […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the non-profit Delaware Center for the Inland Bays co-hosted an Engineering with Nature (EWN) workshop from April 10-12 in Delaware. A multi-disciplinary team from the USACE Philadelphia District; USACE Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC); other federal agencies; state government; non-profit; and academia met to discuss ‘Engineering with […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Buller District mayor Garry Howard has announced that it’s time to front up and openly debate whether or not the district can afford to keep the Kawatiri grab hopper dredger. At their August 23 meeting, Buller District councilors will formally consider whether or not to sell the dredger which made Westport Harbor viable for large […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently partnered with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, to conduct a field-based Engineering With Nature Workshop to demonstrate the application of native plant species to support engineering objectives. The workshop demonstrated how best to maximize environmental benefits of nature-based features to enhance the structural integrity of […]

  • 27 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    A team with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center has developed a vessel that provides new capabilities to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ scientists and engineers. The coring barge, designed by researchers Jarrell Smith, Thad Pratt and William Butler of ERDC’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, allows researchers to take sediment samples in areas […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    For more than 30 years the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has been leading research and technology development to minimize the risk of entrainment of sea turtles (and other protected species) during dredging projects. “Entrainment of sea turtles (direct uptake by the suction field generated at the draghead) during hopper dredging has […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) co-hosted an Engineering With Nature (EWN) workshop on June 7-8 in Philadelphia. A multi-disciplinary team from around the country met to discuss the EWN program and highlight best practices and capture new project ideas. The two-day workshop featured opening […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The mission of dredging harbors and connecting federal navigation channels along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario is the responsibility of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, and is vital to the functionality of the Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS) and the overall U.S. economy. While dredging has been taking place for hundreds […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    USACE Senior Environmental Scientist, Dr. Todd Bridges was the keynote presenter for the recent “Engineers Australia” speaker tour. Invited for his impressive credentials as the Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science and leader of the Corps’ Dredging Operations Environmental Research (DOER) program and the Engineering with Nature (EWN) program, ERDC-EL’s Dr. Todd Bridges experienced […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, has reported committee passage of a bill that rejects an administration proposal to cut the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget by 17 percent and instead makes increased funding available for the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&T). The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the FY2016 […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Technology developed to help Marines plan for amphibious operations in now assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with collecting hydrographic survey data in areas not easily accessed by a manned vessel.  Developed by the Corps’ Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Unmanned Survey Vessel for Shallow Water helps military planners by […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the USACE to explore alternatives to disposal of dredged sediment in Lake Erie.  The senators called for an independent assessment to determine the practice’s impact on water quality, the ecosystem, and Ohio’s shipping industry. “While […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released findings on Dredged Sediment Placement – Cleveland Harbor report, confirming that most of the dredged sediment from the project is suitable for open-lake placement. In accordance with federal standards, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander, Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen, has determined the Federal Standard for […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A truly unique article entitled “Reducing shoaling in the Texas Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and erosion of Barrier Islands along West Galveston Bay” has won this year’s IADC Young Author Award. This project utilized a Regional Sediment Management (RSM) approach in an attempt to quantify the source of sediments, develop a conceptual design and associated […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dredging has begun at the Pilottown Anchorage Area in the Mississippi River as part of the operations and maintenance responsibilities for the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act West Bay Sediment Diversion Project. Approximately two million cubic yards of material is expected to be dredged from the anchorage area by Mike Hooks, Incorporated for […]