The Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas (IDRT) has set up a distinguished partner program to enhance academic collaboration and problem solving related to pressing flood risk issues in Texas, the Nation, and worldwide. Follow the link to find out more about IDRT and the great work being done to create resilience against disasters.
The Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, in collaboration with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the College of Engineering is pleased to announce its first “Coastal Engineering & Nature-Based Solutions Short Course”. The course is intended for engineers, practitioners, scientists, managers, regulators, and contractors interested in the field of coastal engineering and nature-based features for coastal resilience. This 3.5-day course will be held in-person on Texas A&M University’s Galveston Campus from Tue., 9/12/2023 to Fri., 9/15/2023. Participants will receive a certificate for 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) which is equal to 24 Professional Development Hours (PDH). More information on the course program and a link for registration can be found here.
Surprising results from a collaborative large-scale physical modeling study of vegetated dunes under storm wave attack conducted at the OSU O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory have now been published in “Science Advances“:
Feagin, R.A., Innocenti, R.A., Bond, H., Wengrove, M., Huff, T.P., Lomonaco, P., Tsai, B., Puleo, J., Pontiki, M., Figlus, J., Chavez, V., and Silva, R. (2023). Does vegetation accelerate coastal dune erosion during extreme events? Science Advances 9/24: eadg7135.
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On June 1, 2023, Dr. Figlus presented on the plans for a Texas coastal storm surge barrier system at the Venice Sustainability Foundation event entitled “The MOSE and others: sea-storm defences around the world” which took place at the Venice Arsenale. The agenda, pictures, and recorded talks from all participants can be found here. The specific presentation starts at time marker 2:42:00 (YouTube).