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  • 19 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Texas Protection & Restoration Feasibility Study review verified the most advanced modeling and catastrophic storm surge events were included within the recent study, USACE Galveston reports.  “We used the most advanced storm modeling system to run storm surge forecasts by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) have approved and released a restoration plan intended to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin. The final restoration plan is the Strategic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #3: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana (Barataria Basin SRP). The Louisiana […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rijkswaterstaat said in its latest announcement that they intend to award a contract for the reinforcement of the Afsluitdijk to Levvel B.V. (Joint Venture in formation). The JV of BAM PPP PGGM Infrastructure Coöperatie U.A./Van Oord Aberdeen Infrastructure Partners B.V./RebelValley B.V. will be responsible for designing, building and pre-financing operations. In addition, this consortium will […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to allocate nearly £2 million of additional funding towards vital remedial work on Whitby piers along with a major coastal protection scheme at South Cliff, Scarborough. The Council’s Executive agreed to the funding yesterday to ensure the priority project goes ahead. The county council had already made a £1.2 […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ground investigation works that will aid in the development of the Southsea Coastal Scheme are in full swing now, announced Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) in its latest newsletter. “From the end of the summer through to mid-autumn 2017, we’ll be carrying out ground investigation works on at various points along the seafront, to aid development of […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

     Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America’s water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government’s outdated and inefficient […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    West Calcasieu Port, located in Sulphur, Louisiana, said in its latest release that dredging operations in the port’s west barge basin were completed on August 24. Coastal Dredging of Hammond, La., was the contractor on the $1.3 million maintenance dredging project that removed more than 140,000 cubic yards of spoils over a 10-week period. The […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana’s wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be able to withstand the accelerating rate of sea-level rise, according to the Connecticut and Tulane Universities’ new study. The study shows that the rate of sea-level rise in the region over […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Construction work on the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall is progressing well.  So far 586 meters of wall have been replaced between Morecambe Town Hall and Broadway and construction of a new ‘up and over’ feature is underway opposite Thornton Road. Coun Janice Hanson, Lancaster City Council’s […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    In a major step toward better protecting coastlines, estuaries and lake shores, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has eased the permitting process for living shoreline projects, the Pew Charitable Trusts informs. Living shorelines – typically consisting of native elements including vegetation, oyster reefs or rock sills – have proved effective in providing such protections […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean (CPCCA) Project, has been officially launched in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 12th December. According to the government officials, the CPCCA Project will focus on protecting the valuable coastal resources from the negative impacts of climate change through local […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    UK government is bringing forward more than £140 million of the £2.3 billion six-year flood defense program announced in December to better protect more than 31,000 homes and businesses from flooding sooner than planned. Over 45 brand new schemes have been given the green light as part of the long-term investment program and work will start […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord has welcomed the findings of the National Flood Resilience Review, published earlier this month by the Department for Environment. The Review recommendations include plans for improved rain and flood modelling, a ‘significant’ increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure, and says that the lessons learnt from last winter’s […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo have announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold public community forums regarding their plans for the Staten Island Sea Wall Project. The meetings will take place on August 19th and August 20th from 6-9pm at Staten Island […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Communities across Wales are coming to terms with the very real threat of coastal flooding as the Welsh Government announced that as many as 48 areas have been identified where coastal defenses will not be maintained in the long term. With that stark reality in mind, scientists in Wales are contributing their expertise to obtain […]

  • 5 January 2015

    Rhyl will receive additional £1.9 million from the Welsh government for the improvement of its coastal defenses. The additional investment for this north Wales town brings the total funding for the flood defense scheme to £6.3 million. The announcement was made today by Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources Carl Sargeant. According to the BBC News, the scheme includes improvements to the original vulnerable […]

  • 26 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    UNEP-DHI Partnership, a consortium member of the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN), is playing an active part in preserving the beaches of Mauritius, DHI said in their latest announcement. Part of the partnership’s technical assistance is providing capacity development on shoreline management and coastal monitoring to the representatives of Mauritius, the company stated. The capacity […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    This video, published by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP), is showing construction of the new flood defenses at Anchorage Park. It was the first stage of the multi-million pound Flooding and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Scheme being developed across the north of Portsea Island. The major coastal defense project, undertaken by Team Van Oord, included areas along […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today, U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre will be in New Hanover and Brunswick County participating in the following coastal events: – 9:30 a.m. – Tour of the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach renourishment project – Congressman McIntyre will be joined by local officials and Army Corps of Engineers to view pumping of sand – $9.3 million […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The next CPRA (Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority) Coastal Connections event is taking place today at the Moran’s Marina in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. At the show, CPRA staff will provide more information about the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion projects and how they will help to rebuild and sustain Louisiana’s wetlands. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    On October 23, the breakwater project in Xuwei area of Lianyungang Port in Jiangsu Province broke ground. With a length of 21.8 kilometers, the breakwater project will cost 4.38 billion yuan. Section DXP-SG1 undertaken by CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. involves a 4,000-meter breakwater and the temporary works necessary for breakwater construction, including 2.12 […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The RI Coastal Resources Management Council has awarded funding for nine habitat restoration projects through its RI Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund. The Council approved the funding at the March 11 semi-monthly meeting in Providence. Projects approved for funding include four salt marsh restoration projects, three anadromous fish passage projects, one coastal upland […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Hawke’s Bay’s coastline is one of its defining features and three of the region’s councils are working together to meet future challenges. Late last year, a Joint Committee was established with elected members from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Hastings District Council, Napier City Council and groups representing mana whenua and tangata whenua to develop […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Steve Mathies, a renowned expert in ecosystem restoration and sustainable urban and coastal development, has joined ENVIRON as a Principal in the firm’s New Orleans, Louisiana, office. Dr. Mathies will direct the firm’s strategic services aimed at helping communities, government agencies and companies located in the U.S. and abroad with developing and implementing climate […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently completed the first of 31 Hurricane Sandy coastal resilience projects focusing on rebuilding natural areas along the Atlantic Coast. The $1.65 million beach restoration project restored five beaches on Cape May’s inner shoreline, including Kimbles Beach, Reeds Beach, Moores Beach, Cooks Beach and Pierces Point. Along with the […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Memorial University Fisheries and Marine Institute will inaugurate the new Master of Marine Studies in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Management, the first graduate program of its kind in Canada, in September 2016. “Marine spatial planning is an emerging and important field that is gaining prominence as global demands on our coastal spaces and […]