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  • 28 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Jamaica is embarking on a $5.3 million scheme to build the country’s resilience to climate change, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reports.  Dubbed the North Eastern Coastal Resilience Building project, it is one of three components under the Enhancing the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector and Coastal Areas to Protect Livelihoods and […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard announced the establishment of an industry-led Maritime Security Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) last week, with the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) as a charter member. Sector Coordinating Councils (SCCs) are self-organized and self-governed councils that enable critical infrastructure owners and operators, their trade associations, and other industry representatives to interact on […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) a grant in the amount of $297,816 to improve coastal resilience in the Northern Gulf of Mexico with new pilot projects in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. “Investment in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance allows EPA to engage a broad network […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Neath Port Talbot Council and their contractor Knights Brown are making good progress on the vital scheme to repair and strengthen the iconic Aberavon Seafront Promenade. The work is part funded by the Welsh Government through its Coastal Risk Management Program – first announced by the Welsh Government in 2014. It aims to reduce flood […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the release of the 2020 Request for Proposals for the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) which provides grant funding to restore, increase and strengthen natural infrastructure to protect coastal communities while also enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. This year, Congress has again provided funding under […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a joint state-federal effort to address coastal erosion and improve coastal resilience on Fire Island in the Town of Islip. “This project will strengthen Fire Island’s natural defense to protect its coastline and keep residents safer and better prepared for the next extreme weather event,” Governor Cuomo said. Suffolk […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) along with its partners has been awarded grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to continue work to make Rhode Island’s shoreline and coastal habitats more resilient in the face of rising seas and increased storm events. With the awarded funds, the CRMC and project […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    New Jersey will receive $25.3 million in federal grants, including $7.1million for state-led projects, to help protect coastal communities from future storms through state or local projects using science-based solutions. The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) yesterday announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants for 54 projects in 12 states and the District of Columbia […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters. The grants will support natural and nature-based infrastructure that will help people and wildlife recover […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd, has opened an 8-week consultation period on the recently launched long-term strategy that will tackle flooding and coastal change in the UK. Launching the strategy, Emma Howard Boyd said “we cannot win a war against water” by building higher flood defenses and called for a new approach to ensure communities […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy of Maryland/DC has announced the completion of a Coastal Resiliency Assessment on existing natural features that protect coastal residential communities in the state. The study identified areas that reduce the risk of coastal hazards and determined priority areas for coastal conservation and restoration activities. “Our […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Caterpillar Inc. announced today a $250,000 investment in The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience program, with specific efforts targeted to Ormond Beach in Ventura County, California. The program will demonstrate how using traditional build infrastructure along with the Earth’s natural infrastructure – beach dunes, floodplains, estuaries, marshes, wetlands and reefs – can productively sequester carbon and […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Work on the Duval County Shore Protection Project will continue through December 3 and then reinitiate again in May 2017, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The goal remains to restore the protection features. The Duval County shore project is nourishing seven miles of eroded beach and additionally rebuilding dunes devastated by Hurricane […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program to develop a Joint Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP) for the City of Brunswick and Glynn County. Through this award, local partners in Glynn County will be working on a […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration has announced that Wildwood and North Wildwood will receive a total of nearly $22 million in grants for projects that will make them more resilient to flooding and storms as part of the state’s overall goal of providing robust protections to coastal areas. The Administration initiated the grant program as a result […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The University of Rhode Island has been awarded $870,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for data gathering to build upon the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council’s (CRMC) Shoreline Change (Beach) Special Area Management Plan (SAMP). U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced the funding, which will also include $3.25 million […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Following vicious flooding of Lake Ontario during two of the last three years, with private and public property and infrastructure being destroyed, NY Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in its Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. The study, Schumer and Gillibrand said, […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) has announced that the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) has been awarded $233,600 to further develop research and educational programs to ensure that New Jersey coastal communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change, as well as future storms.  Sea Grant is a nationwide network administered through the […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday a $300,000 state grant award to evaluate a shore protection system and maximize the marine habitat at Great Kills Harbor, which was heavily hit by Superstorm Sandy. The storm caused significant erosion to Staten Island’s bluffs and beaches as well as Great Kills Harbor, where it lifted and moved […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with members of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study in the president’s FY2019 budget request. Following the damaging flood waters that impacted New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline communities last year, causing millions […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District and partner agencies have invited public input regarding the scope of the NY & NJ Harbors and Tributaries Study.  USACE’s New York District, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and the City of New York (NYC) […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has been awarded $3.25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for habitat restoration and coastal resilience work in the state’s salt ponds. U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) yesterday announced the funding, which will also include $870,000 toward the Shoreline Change (Beach) Special […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dredging for the St. Augustine Beach renourishment project is scheduled to conclude this month, weather pending, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District reports.  Work has been completed from Pope Road to the St. Augustine Beach pier and sand placement from the pier to 15th to 9th Streets is currently underway. Pope Road is an equipment staging […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently awarded New Jersey a major regional coastal resilience grant to help communities in 15 municipalities in Monmouth County develop a resiliency plan. Louis Berger, an engineering, architecture, planning, environmental and construction management firm based in Morristown, NJ, partnered with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced a $151 million state investment to build a multi-use elevated promenade to improve the resilience of Staten Island’s east shore and enhance waterfront access for surrounding communities. The coastal resiliency project, a seven-mile long seawall stretching from Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood Beach, will protect communities from severe coastal flooding, […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord will be represented by two speakers at an important industry event that will advance the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response. Convened by the Environment Agency, Flood & Coast 2016 will tackle the big questions and challenges in flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) delivery. Team Van Oord […]