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  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, New York City , New York state and community partners came together to announce both the beginning of sand pumping on Rockaway Beach and the award of a $26.4 million contract for the placement of even more sand to aid post-Sandy restoration efforts. Overall, […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, invites the public to review and comment on the St. Johns County, Fla., Coastal Storm Risk Management Project draft feasibility study and environmental assessment. The study team, consisting of federal, state and local agency officials, assessed the feasibility of providing federal coastal storm risk management measures to […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Since Hurricane Sandy pounded the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked diligently, together with its federal, state, local and industry partners, to complete construction on more than 106 authorized and funded coastal storm damage risk reduction projects.     Extending from Maine to Virginia, the efforts of the […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet, according to the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between NOC and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology. The depth and pattern of sediment on […]

  • 3 December 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has reached the milestone of awarding the final contract for the repair and restoration of previously constructed coastal storm risk reduction projects impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York and northern New Jersey. The late October award for the repair and restore of the Westhampton Coastal […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last week, April 4th, strong winds and high tides caused a localized collapse to occur on the Southsea Common promenade, reports the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP). According to the partnership, teams from Colas and the ESCP were on-site quickly to fence off the affected area and make it safe. “These failures are occurring more frequently as the existing […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deltares has become a part of the Moffatt & Nichol Team, one of the three finalists in the prestigious ‘Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta’ competition. A total of 21 international teams entered the competition. The winning teams were selected on the basis of their understanding of the Lower Mississippi River Delta region and their […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Climate change is increasing the risk of flooding, both in coastal and delta regions. “With our headquarters in a country that is largely below sea level, we know all about this,” said Ronald Schinagl, Van Oord’s Area Director Netherlands. To guarantee that Dutch feet will stay dry, Van Oord regularly works on coastal defense and dyke […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced a state commitment of $6 million to St. Charles Parish for needed levee improvements along Magnolia Ridge and the construction of a gate on the Paradis Canal. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is providing the funding via the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to secure funding for navigation channel maintenance, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director, Paul Aucoin, participated in a Congressional Roundtable before the United States Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Friday, November 13, 2015. The meeting was held in New Orleans at the Louisiana State Supreme Court and the discussion focused on “The Importance of […]

  • 1 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A partnership of Royal HaskoningDHV, LDA Design and Atkins has been named as the successful bidder for the detailed engineering design tender for the Southsea Coastal Scheme. Royal HaskoningDHV, who have strong experience and expertise in the coastal defense sector will lead the team, supported by Atkins and LDA Design for landscaping and public realm, […]

  • 11 January 2013

    Council has moved to the next stage of investigations into potential locations for dredging parts of Narrabeen Lagoon. “Community consultation in 2012 found that 51% of the community support dredging Narrabeen Lagoon to increase water depth for sport and recreation activities such as sailing and kayaking. “The consultation also showed that 81% of our community […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has announced the signing of Report of the Chief of Engineers for the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point (FIMP), New York Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. “The signing of this report represents a culmination of decades of work and is a significant milestone for the […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord has successfully completed a major annual scheme to replenish Lincolnshire beaches. Under the Environment Agency’s flagship Lincshore scheme, sand was dredged from the seabed and pumped onto the beach, replacing levels lost to the sea during the winter months. This reduces the risk of waves […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Great Yarmouth Borough Council has started work on an important coast protection scheme for Scratby, which aims to give the community more time to adapt to coastal change. The project is to lay a 877-meter long revetment of about 1,300 gabions – stone-filled and crushed concrete-filled cages – from the existing rock berm at Little […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens yesterday announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality. “New York remains vulnerable to the effects of climate change, especially from more frequent severe […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Col. Christopher W. Sallese relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. USACE Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula presided over the ceremony. “It is an honor to […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The first steps toward repairing the St. Maries, Idaho, levee system kickoff this week when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials begin work to repair about 1,810 total feet of levee damage at three sites along the St. Joe River’s left bank. The $2.6 million federally-funded project is split into two phases, pre- and post-flood […]

  • 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 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Repairs will soon be underway for nearly five miles of critically deficient Feather River west levee between Tudor Road and Cypress Avenue in south Sutter County. In late February, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a $35 million contract to Great Lakes E&I for its Sutter Basin Project, which involves the installation of cutoff walls […]

  • 22 October 2013

    His Excellency President Benigno Aquino III of the Republic of the Philippines, together with Her Excellency President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea, witnessed the signing of a Loan Agreement to support the implementation of the Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Low Lying Areas of Pampanga Bay Project. […]

  • 25 May 2011

    Congressman Tim Bishop announced he has secured federal funds through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for a number of important Suffolk County projects, including $400,000 for the ongoing Forge River Watershed Study, $172,000 for the Lake Montauk Harbor Feasibility Study, and $1.1 million for the ongoing Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Reformulation […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation urged the Army Corps of Engineers to use a portion of the approximately $200 million in funding appropriated for construction of high priority projects as part of the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014 to fix the portions of the Wood River Levee that have been negatively impacted […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday gave Collier County a 10-year permit that will allow the county to perform maintenance dredging in the Clam Bay Natural Resource Protection Area. The permit will allow the county to remove sand from Clam Pass and associated flood shoal areas in three sections to restore tidal […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With more than $300 billion paid out by insurers for coastal storm damage in just the past 10 years, losses from natural disasters are reaching all-time highs, according to The Nature Conservancy. As coastal communities seek to maximize the cost-effectiveness of their infrastructure solutions, The World Bank’s Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has announced the availability of the Draft General Re-evaluation Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GRR/EIS) for the proposed Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point, New York (FIMP) Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The release of the draft feasibility study opens a 60-day review period for the public to […]