Search results for: Estuaries

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  • 18 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a coalition of scientists from around the country to study the impact of storms, sea-level rise, and climate change on estuaries and bays. This national Research Coordination Network (RCN), part of NSF’s […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced yesterday that $1.4 million in grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed, Jamaica Bay, Long Island Sound, Peconic Estuary, and South Shore Estuary Reserve watersheds improve water quality, increase flood resiliency, and conserve natural resources. “At Governor […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced a major grant to Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) under the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) of $3.9 million.  With this grant, Restore America’s Estuaries will manage a competitive sub-award grant program to support projects that protect and restore coastal ecosystems and their watersheds, including associated water quality […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A consultation draft of the Research and information priorities for estuary management in southwest Western Australia report has been released by the WAMSI Estuaries Science Steering Group. The report presents a prioritization of the science and monitoring needs for southwest estuary management and has been prepared through consultation with estuary managers and researchers. The purpose […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter announced yesterday that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) for the first time since 2010 has been signed into law. Vitter’s bill will provide critical funding for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), which spans 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana and includes many of the state’s […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP) passed through the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Vitter and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse coauthored the reauthorization legislation last year to continue protecting and restoring critical estuaries. The current authorization of this program expired in 2010. Vitter’s bipartisan […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Scientists, environmental campaigners and policy makers will attempt to define and visualize the seascape of the Tay and Forth estuaries at a conference at the University of Dundee later this month. The 19th annual Tay Estuary Forum conference, taking place at West Park Conference Center on Friday, 22nd April, will see delegates discuss current issues […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have developed a new visualization tool to predict the maximum cost of coastal flooding to communities around estuaries. This method works by combining high impact flooding scenarios with land use maps. Researchers used this method to find that the economic damage of coastal flooding increased […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Water, Water Science Branch and Busselton office together with Geocatch, recently hosted the National Estuaries Network Science Forum on Barrier Estuaries with special focus on the Vasse Wonnerup System (VWWS) – a wetland of international significance. Around 60 estuary managers, researchers and interested community members met in Busselton on May 20 to […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $485,000 to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for testing water quality along the state’s Gulf Coast. The sampling results will contribute to EPA’s National Coastal Conditions Assessment (NCCA). The NCCA is a survey of the nation’s coastal waters which EPA and state partners conduct […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced the passage of a bipartisan Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 in committee. Vitter, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), worked together to develop the bill that was passed out of committee yesterday and will help provide grants to restore recognized […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has opened public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding construction of features of the Picayune Strand Restoration Project (PSRP). The PSRP Draft EA and Proposed FONSI addresses the construction of design refinements for the Southwest Protection Feature […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The mainland of Denmark is a low-lying peninsula that juts out 300 km into the North Sea from northern Germany, and the North Sea coast is a landscape of estuaries, inlets, low cliffs, dunes and long sandy beaches. According to Per Sørensen, Head of Coastal Research at the Danish Coastal Authority, “People here have always […]

  • 17 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District is implementing additional navigation restrictions for boaters along roughly 10 miles of the lower Kissimmee River basin. As reported, USACE continues backfilling operations on the C-38 Canal as part of an ongoing effort to restore historic flows of the Kissimmee River. Earlier this summer, the Corps closed […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has announced an additional $175,000 of funding for the City of Newcastle Council to begin work to boost sand volumes on Stockton Beach, located north of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. “The newest round of funding will enable approximately 5,500 tonnes of sand to be placed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Barnegat Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) is open for public comment until August 31, the Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) reports.  Estuaries are natural resources increasingly threatened by pollution, habitat loss, development and resource conflicts. Congress established the National Estuary Program (NEP) in 1987 to pioneer a broad and innovative approach to respond […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coastal Conservation Association Texas and the Building Conservation Trust have committed $250,000 to support efforts by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Ducks Unlimited (DU) to restore Dagger Island and protect important seagrass beds in Redfish Bay, Texas. Commenting the latest news, DU Director of Development Matt Bunn, said: “Partners like CCA and BCT […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    A multi-disciplinary team led by University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney researchers is releasing the first large-scale summary of how their estuaries – and the 80 per cent of NSW residents living on them – will be impacted by climate change. According to UNSW, two out of three Australians and four out of five […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District is notifying Kissimmee River boaters of navigational restrictions along approximately ten miles of the river in the lower river basin.  According to the notice, USACE continues backfilling the channelized Kissimmee River segments to allow flows through the historic river channel and restore its floodplain and habitat. Restoration […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new methodology for building computer models that paves the way to better understanding the flood risks faced by coastal communities. That’s important because towns along the coast are often situated near estuaries, which makes them vulnerable to both storm tide inundation and river flooding. Estuaries occur where […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane has been re-appointed to serve on the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force by Governor Ron DeSantis. The Task Force is comprised of 14 members including federal, tribal, state, and local representatives, to develop policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects, and activities that address the restoration, preservation, and protection of the South […]

  • 9 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford will be the organizer of a two-day course which is aimed to provide an overview of the environmental aspects of dredging, the latest technology and equipment that apply to dredging and the management of dredged material. The event is set to take place on 12-13 December 2018 Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK. Dredging is […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    WEDA, a non-profit technical association devoted to the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction, recently held the 2018 Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. For over five years, DSC Dredge LLC has sponsored the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Best Paper Award at its annual Dredging Summit & Expo. Always with […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The 3,500m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Diogo Cão was launched last Saturday at the Keppel Nantong shipyard in China, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. This green vessel – the second of three 3,500m³ hoppers to be launched – is equipped with an exhaust gas treatment system filtering out and virtually eliminating many pollutants […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Marshlands in the south east of England could start to disappear from the year 2040 due to rapid sea level rise, according to new research involving Durham University scientists. Using data from more than 800 sediment cores which record how salt marshes responded to variable rates of sea-level rise over the past 10,000 years, the […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) will host the 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management in Long Beach, California. According to REA, the six-day Summit will explore cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management. The Summit will be comprised of a community restoration event, field sessions, plenary sessions, […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Kissimmee River Restoration project, one of the many ongoing projects currently underway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District, aimed to restore America’s Everglades, is moving ahead.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District said in its latest announcement that they are advising boaters […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Work has begun at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque on the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and LNG. A ceremony was held at the yard to mark the first cutting of steel for the prefabrication of a new section of hull that will hold the new […]