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  • 25 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District’s Commander, Col. Thomas Asbery and staff briefed Congressman Max Rose last Friday on the South Staten Island coastal storm risk management project funded following Hurricane Sandy and moving closer to construction. “Appreciate the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers giving me a tour of East Shore Seawall […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The USACE New York District, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of New York, is releasing an Interim Report for the NY & NJ Harbor and Tributaries Study on February 19, 2019.  Historical storms have severely impacted the New York-New […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $14 million on repairs to the damaged San Pedro and Long Beach breakwaters, U.S. Representative Janice Hahn’s office announced on Tuesday. “This is a huge relief,” said Congresswoman Janice Hahn. “I have been fighting for repairs to our breakwater for some time now and I am happy that […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) has passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Vitter’s bill provides critical funding for 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana. Authorization for […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Vital coast defense work is due to start this month at Coronation Parade, Folkestone, according to the Shepway District Council. The arches and promenade that protect homes and businesses have been damaged by chloride over the years. This has caused the reinforced steel within the concrete to corrode and expand and led to concrete cracking throughout […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, Florida International University (FIU) has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere. FIU ecologist Tiffany Troxler will serve as director. The center combines expertise in the natural, physical and social sciences, along with architecture, engineering, computer sciences, law, communications, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s first investigation into the use of beach widening to reduce coastal flooding and erosion is being led by the National Oceanography Center (NOC) in partnership with the University of Liverpool. Dr. Jenny Brown, who is leading this project from the NOC, said: “Rising sea levels and the expansion of built up areas around […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    EPA joined state and local dignitaries yesterday to announce $5 million in federal funding to continue efforts of the Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration. The program brings together innovation and partnerships to apply an ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A public meeting on the U.S. Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Feasibility Study for Collier County beaches is set to take place on Wednesday, November 7, in the fifth-floor training room, Collier County Administration Building in Naples, Florida, the Collier County said in their yesterday’s release.  The subject of this meeting is the scoping of […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Community groups and East Devon District Council have met for the first time to discuss the brief for a Beach Management Plan (BMP) for Seaton. “Seaton’s beach is an integral part of the town’s defenses from flooding and coastal erosion. It diffuses wave energy and protects the seawall from damage, as well as reducing wave […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Absecon Inlet is a busy place these days with two of coastal protection projects currently ongoing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, said in its yesterday’s announcement. “We are building a seawall along the inlet and rebuilding sections of the Atlantic City, New Jersey boardwalk. Also, the dredge RN Weeks can be seen […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has announced the availability of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment for the Hashamomuck Cove, New York, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The USACE also announced a 30 day review period for the public to submit written comments. With the passage of Public […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Professor Tim Broyd, recently witnessed first-hand the importance of the Port of Dover to national and local economic prosperity on a special visit to the port’s flagship Dover West Revival (DWDR) development, VolkerStevin said in its latest release.  Speaking about the development, Professor Broyd said: “The […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The USACE senior leaders met with Minister Chen Lei, Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China and its delegation on November 19. The Chinese delegation was hosted to a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program Status Briefing session afloat in the cabin of the USACE vessel Hocking. Various presentations were made by USACE senior […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council has taken big steps forward in its bid to establish a sustainable approach to managing coastal erosion. A series of actions has been agreed following a meeting of council representatives with Rory Stewart MP, Environment Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and East Yorkshire MP […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The past four months have been extremely busy for the project team working on the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan, as the latest Steering Group newsletter reveals. East Devon District Council’s Assistant Project Manager Tony Burch, has just issued this update, which highlights the positive results that have been achieved in a number of […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deltares is working on the quantification of the large-scale coastal sediment budget of four countries in West Africa: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin. The main objective of the study is to quantify natural sediment transport patterns and the potential effects of major human interventions and climate change on the sediment budget and consequent shoreline […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), an Illinois based provider of dredging, environmental and infrastructure services, announced yesterday the receipt of a several major dredging awards totaling $164 million. The awarded work includes: Long Beach project (Coastal Protection, New York, $54.4 million); Myrtle Beach project (Coastal Protection, South Carolina, $34.8 million); Nags Head Beach project […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio have announced that, after their push, and following Schumer-secured vital construction funds, a greatly expedited timeline on the Rockaway Reformulation Study has been secured. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the draft report will now be issued in August, followed by a final report […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will host public meetings regarding the New Jersey Back Bays Flood Risk Management study today in Ventnor City and tomorrow in Toms River Township. USACE, in partnership with NJDEP, is conducting a feasibility study for coastal storm risk management problems […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has just released its draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan and draft FY 2018 Annual Plan for public review and comment. The plan, if approved, will serve as the blueprint for the state’s coastal restoration and protection activities over the next 50 years. In response to the release, Restore the […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Three new rock walls are being built along the Omokoroa foreshore to prevent further erosion and protect the community’s much-loved seaside walkway. More than 4000 tonnes of rock is currently stockpiled at the Omokoroa Reserve, as contractors begin efforts to transport it, which is not an easy task, said Council Procurement and Projects Manager, Peter Clark. […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Ken Duffy, Natural and Water Resources Program Manager of BEM Systems, presented the study findings, “Risks Posed by Coastal Erosion on Air Force Installations Located Along the 680-Mile Shoreline of Arctic Alaska,” on October 15, 2015 at the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association conference. The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) retained […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are teaming up for the first time ever to develop a plan to better protect the Texas coast from storms, and to speed recovery afterward.  Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Brigadier General David C. Hill, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division in […]