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  • 4 March 2021
    Infrastructure

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) yesterday announced the release of the 2021 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 Title IX […]

  • 24 February 2021
    Technology

    NCCOS scientists have released the results of a three-year monitoring effort designed to evaluate the success of recent restoration efforts involving the use of dredged sediments to create intertidal habitat at Mordecai Island, New Jersey. The report documents implications of the restoration activity on the long term resilience of Mordecai Island, and provides insight into […]

  • 23 February 2021
    Collaboration

    In their winter issue of scientific journal Terra et Aqua, IADC released an interesting interview with Stephanie Groen, Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia at Aurecon. Stephanie Groen began 2020 in her new role as Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia for Aurecon, based in Singapore. More recently, she was appointed as a […]

  • 9 February 2021
    Technology

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Nicholls State University have announced that Duplantis Design Group has been hired to design the Coastal Center.  This announcement officially sets in motion the facility formation phase of the $14.5 million project. Announced in 2019 by Gov. John Bel Edwards, the planned 33,000-square foot building should go […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    ECOncrete Tech LTD and the Port of San Diego are teaming up to debut one of the most sustainable coastal armoring on the market – Coastalock. The Coastalock system, developed by Israel-based company ECOncrete, comprises interlocking hollow units made of proprietary bio-enhancing concrete that provide habitats for oysters, starfish, algae, grasses, echinoderms and other marine wildlife – which […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    On or about January 25, Barnegat Bay Dredging Company will begin dredging the federal channel of the waterway between markers 419 and 421 in the vicinity of Nummy Island, NJ, USACE reports. The Dredge Fullerton will conduct the dredging and pump the sediment to Great Flats to adaptively manage habitat created for nesting birds. This […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Local authorities have just released Winter 2021 Newsletter for the Southsea Coastal Scheme. The start of the scheme, UK’s largest local authority-led coastal defences’ project worth more than £100M, was the culmination of seven years of work including wide-ranging public consultation. Some of the highlights since the September launch include: TSHD Sospan Dau visited the […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    The construction work for the urgent coastal protection at Westover, Milford on Sea has now been completed. Constructed during some very challenging weather conditions, the defenses have already been put to the test during Storm Bella over the Christmas break, performing their function well in providing protection to the area. Contractors, Earlcoate Construction & Plant […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) and the Maldives’ Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (MNPHI) signed a contract today for the V. Fulidhoo coastal protection program. MTCC CEO, Adam Azim, signed the deal on behalf of the company and Director General, Ms. Fathimath Shaana Farooq, put her signature for MNPHI. Scope of the […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just released this amazing video named ‘Restoring Beaches through Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management’. The coastal town of Ullal in the state of Karnataka is an important trading center in the southwestern region of India. However, the safety and livelihood of its communities are threatened by shoreline erosion. Introduction of […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has appointed a consortium comprising Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos, Metier, and Partners for Resilience to enhance the Mozambican City of Beira’s coastal resilience to extreme climate events. In 2019, Beira was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 750 people, damaged 90% of the City’s infrastructure, including the country’s main […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    In conjunction with a major dredging operation currently underway in the Eastern Channel of the Lower Myall River to remove 120,000 cubic meters of sand, MidCoast Council is in the process of placing 20,000 cubic meters onto Jimmys Beach to renourish and provide a buffer for upcoming storm events. June and July’s storms and large […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Members of the Thames-Coromandel District Council’s Coastal Panels recently toured the district, looking at areas of current and future risk of coastal inundation, erosion and sea level rise. The site visits followed on from the initial orientation workshop last month, where coastal panelists came together as they start working as advisors on the Shoreline Management […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The final phase of the West Bay Coastal Defence Improvements Scheme is due to be carried out this winter 2020/21, informs the Dorset Coast Forum. Fluvial improvement works to the River Brit riverbank will provide protection against the river overflowing and flooding the Parkdean Resorts West Bay Holiday Park and West Bay. The scheme is […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Portsmouth’s Southsea Coastal Scheme is moving forward according to schedule. In their latest project update, the officials introduced plans to extend working hours on the beach during December in order to suit the low tides, starting at 6am and ending at 9pm. “We also plan to work at weekends where low tide times are suitable,” […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, announced this week that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. In all, the funding will be used for the engineering, design, and […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Changes have been made to coastal management at Port Geographe after community support for the majority of measures recommended to address ongoing seagrass wrack accumulation and beach erosion issues, WA Department of Transport (DoT) reports. DoT, in partnership with the City of Busselton, recently released the final report for the Port Geographe Technical Working Group, […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday announced that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. In all, the funding will be used for the engineering, design, and construction […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA yesterday announced more than $37 million in new grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) that will support coastal resilience projects in 25 states and U.S. territories. The 46 grants will generate $55 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $92 million. […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting two public information sessions to address technical inquiries regarding the Coastal Texas Study Draft Report that was released to the public on Oct. 30, 2020. The first public information session will be held today, Nov. 10, 2020, from […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    A transformative £200m program to improve the resilience of communities at risk of flooding and coastal change across England has been opened today. Through the government’s new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Program, managed by the Environment Agency, 25 areas will be selected to pilot new and creative approaches to improve resilience to flooding and […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Technology

    Amanda Phillips, PE, has rejoined Neel-Schaffer, Inc. and will serve as a Senior Coastal Engineer and Project Manager based in the firm’s Mandeville office. Phillips previously worked for Neel-Schaffer in 2015. She has nearly 20 years of experience and will be part of Neel-Schaffer’s Coastal Science and Engineering department. Also, she has extensive experience in […]

  • 29 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Fingal County Council is set to carry out emergency works in Portrane including protection works at Quay Road and the relocation of Seabees at Burrow beach. The works are required following serious coastal erosion caused by storm force winds and strong tidal surges during the summer. Engineering experts have recommended an extension of the existing […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Callan Marine has won a contract for maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway – Rollover Pass to the Galveston Causeway. This project will include the removal of 1,500,000 cubic yards of sediment from the area. Also, the material will be placed at a designated Dredge Material Placement Area (DMPA) along the channel. Dredging will […]

  • 26 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Plans to provide new flood defenses for the Southsea Seafront continue to progress. This week saw demolition works finally getting underway on the beach, starting with the removal of three dilapidated groynes from the eastern side. “This was easier than expected as they were found to be fairly shallow at only 3m long. We then […]

  • 2 October 2020
    Technology

    The TU Delft executive board has appointed Dr. ir. Marcel van Gent as professor of Coastal Structures. This addition to the Hydraulic Engineering department will further boost the cooperation between the university, Deltares and the hydraulic engineering sector. Marcel van Gent, who also heads the Coastal Structures & Waves department at Deltares, has said that […]