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  • 24 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program yesterday awarded $285,744 in grants to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to help restore the swamp forest habitat near the City of New Orleans. “This grant will help protect and restore the habitat along the Louisiana coast,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This is a welcome […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) completed the 10.7 million cubic yard coastal restoration of Whiskey Island in Louisiana earlier this month. This $100 million project involved dredging and pumping sand from a BOEM offshore borrow area over 15 miles to restore the eroded barrier island. The restoration of Whiskey Island is located along […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant of $1,679,104 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to increase its efforts to protect and restore Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coastal wetlands. “This funding will enable our state partners in Wisconsin to safeguard and restore key habitats along Lake Michigan’s […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The piling work at Church Scar is now complete, and the temporary road which is used to transport materials along the promenade has been created, reports the Flyde Council. According to the Council, the temporary road will allow a one way traffic system for the construction vehicles to transport materials along the promenade. “The demolition […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia, announced yesterday that the Uni-Vert environmental group will receive $371,122 over four years for a project to help restore coastal habitats in the Matane region. The project involves using natural stabilization techniques to restore coastal habitats with erosion problems in the Matane region. In addition to conserving […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The House Committee on Appropriations yesterday, May 16, marked up the FY19 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. authored, and the committee passed, an amendment to prioritize funding for dredging projects in shallow channels, particularly in channels where shoaling can create hazardous barriers to maritime travel. He issued the following statement applauding […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A £13.4 million scheme to stabilize the cliffs behind the Spa complex in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough will get underway at the end of this month, Scarborough Borough Council said in their latest release.  The Scarborough Spa Slope Stabilization Scheme, which will start on May 30, will involve: piling along the rear of […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    As coastal lands in Louisiana erode, researchers, environmentalists and engineers are all searching for ways to preserve the marsh coastline. Now, a Florida State University researcher has developed a model to help stakeholders figure out what factors they need to consider to rebuild land in this fragile wetland. The model is outlined in the journal Geophysical […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program has announced the availability of targeted funds for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards. Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience flooding and coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, natural resources, and cultural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. The […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Avalon Department of Public Works has started the 2018 sand backpassing program, the Borough of Avalon, New Jersey, said in their latest release.  The Avalon Department of Public Works is conducting the project under the direction of Mott MacDonald, Avalon’s municipal engineering firm. According to the official announcement, sand is being backpassed from an authorized […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Angus King joined Damariscotta Region Chamber Director Stephanie Gallagher on April 27 to visit local businesses in Damariscotta and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the economy in the Midcoast, from broadband expansion to workforce development. “Damariscotta and Newcastle are fortunate to have such thoughtful, hardworking Maine people investing in their community and […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Emergency works on the Southsea Coastal Scheme continue to progress well down the site, according to the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP). The sheet piles have now been driven to required depth and the tops cut down to the correct level, reports ESCP. Structural fill has been placed and compacted behind the sheet pile wall, ready for […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A project to upgrade and improve the coastal defenses and promenade at Avon Beach reached completion last week after contractors and council engineers pulled out all the stops to ensure the site is fully open and operational for the start of the summer season, Christchurch Borough Council reports.  These works, undertaken by PT Contractors Ltd, involved raising […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A report outlining the shortlisted options for the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan is now available, along with an online survey, reports the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. “We’re developing a Coastal Management Plan for the cliffs and sea defenses in Hunstanton, and we want input from local residents,” the Council announced. A Coastal Management […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Researchers from Geoscience Australia have developed a new tool-kit that is helping coastal managers to better understand how beaches are impacted by storm events. The Australian coast is dynamic with an ever changing shoreline shaped by the normal action of tides, waves and storms. However, some storms cause significant erosion, causing an ongoing problem for […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Bundaberg’s coastal communities will be better prepared for the impacts of rising sea levels, storm tides and erosion as a result of a $451,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government. According to Minister for Environment and Science, Leeanne Enoch, the funding will allow Bundaberg Regional Council to identify risks and examine management options in communities threatened […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

     Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has called for an urgent focus on assistance for Alaskan communities facing coastal erosion. Earlier this week, during an Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee hearing examining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, Senator Murkowski cited threats to the northern community of Utqiaġvik, facing serious […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A decision on approving emergency repairs to coastal defenses and piers is currently being considered by Sunderland City Council’s cabinet. The council’s meeting, set for Wednesday 25 April, will hear how repairs are needed at the Old North Pier, New South Pier and Stonehill Wall following recent extreme storms. The repairs are being estimated at […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Member for Coffs Harbor, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged coastal councils to apply for a share of $1.5 million in government funding for essential dredging projects. Mr Fraser said that the funding allows coastal councils to apply for up to 50 per cent of the cost of dredging operations and pre-dredging studies for their local waterways. […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mersea Harbor Protection Trust has finally received the consents for the Mersea Recharge Project from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). “It has taken three years of on site surveys, investigations, meetings with coastal authorities and specialist report writing to finally have all the consents in place,” the Trust said. “This has cost some £85k, […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Land Commissioner, George P. Bush, last week announced the selection of 21 projects to be funded through the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) Cycle 23, awarding a total of approximately $1.74 million in federal funds to improve the management of the state’s coastal resources and ensure its long-term ecological and economic productivity. Texas CMP focuses […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The summer’s wild weather has seen parts of Franklin hit with a number of storms, resulting in a large amount of coastal erosion and damage to facilities on beaches, said Auckland Council in their latest release.  Commenting this, local board chair, Angela Fulljames, said that repair work will be ongoing well into 2018. “We are […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse yesterday joined with area small business owners and local officials in the flood-prone Island Park neighborhood of Portsmouth to highlight the newly funded National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund, which can help coastal businesses weather rising seas and worsening storms.  Congress approved $30 million in funding for the National Oceans […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic District’s Business Technical Division recently led a team that reviewed the design and construction involved with Philadelphia District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ current coastal resilience work on Absecon Island, New Jersey. Team members also included their colleagues from New York and New England Districts, according to the official […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Board of Public Works yesterday unanimously approved dedicated funding of two Coastal Resiliency Grant Program projects in Anne Arundel County to help communities enhance their resiliency to the effects of climate change, extreme storms and weather. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is helping to design six shoreline improvement demonstration projects statewide to implement on-the-ground […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The 2018 annual meeting of the Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc. (MRWC) will take place on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Dr. Jennifer H. Mattei of the Sacred Heart University Department of Biology is the featured speaker. Dr. Mattei’s talk will highlight the progress of projects to restore coastal habitats at […]