In a first for the Navy, a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named after a Coast Guard member. Quentin Walsh earned the Navy Cross for his World War II service and was lauded by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer for his leadership during efforts to secure the French port of Cherbourg.
Don't miss this opportunity to participate in International Naval Design Standards and/or Dive into Data, June 18 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in conjunction with Technology, Systems and Ships. A separate registration fee applies. For more information visit http://www.navalengineers.org/Symposia/Technology-Systems-and-Ships-2019.
Technology, Systems and Ships, taking place June 18-20 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C., is shaping up to be an unforgettable event. Keynote addresses will be given by: RADM William Galinis, RADM Lorin Selby, Dr. Eric Labs, Mr. Ronald O'Rourke, Admiral John Richardson and VADM Thomas Moore. This prestigious group of leaders, from the naval engineering community, are the best of the best. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear them speak! Visit the TSS webpage for the full agenda and more program details. You can still register to attend.
Giant boulders may play a larger role in the formation of major canyons than the channels themselves, according to a new study by graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder. The study used computer modeling to draw a distinction between rivers that flow through soft geological areas -- such as the South Platte River -- and those in rock formations, where the channels tend to be narrower and deeper.
Infrastructure protecting Waikiki, Hawaii's most visited beach, will be repaired with $13 million allocated by the state Legislature. The funds will go toward repair of the crumbling Royal Hawaiian seawall and related structures.
The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program has a new name and has received a $600,000 grant for its mission to protect Charlotte Harbor shorelines and six other Southwest Florida estuaries. The renamed Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership is looking to develop a living shoreline on the north side of the seawall at the Four Points by the Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside hotel.
The river walls that protect Johnstown, Pa., from flooding have deteriorated to the degree that the Army Corps of Engineers has declared them unacceptable. Responsibility for repairs has been handed off from one authority to another, but lack of funding remains the common sticking point.
New York senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have joined forces to garner the Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a cost-sharing agreement to study measures needed to protect seawall and shoreline structures at Old Fort Niagara from Lake Ontario erosion. "The severe flooding of Lake Ontario, for the second time in three years, is a situation that demands a swift and comprehensive response from all levels of government," said Schumer.
Marin County, Calif., wetland restoration and defenses against rising seas are the object of a $985,300 grant from the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. The money, requested by the Marin Audubon society, will be used to design and evaluate work planned for the 20-acre Tiscornia Marsh.
An inspector with the Environmental Protection Agency has found Louisiana's Ascension Parish does not have a proper system in place to coordinate or document stormwater control inspections at active construction sites. The inspection also revealed the parish did not have a protocol for raising penalties for ongoing offenders.