Surfing from / January, 2011

First Artificial Island to Be Built In The Americas

Boskalis is sourcing the sand for the land reclamation process from its own borrow area…

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Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Engineers have created a new type of “stereo vision” to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.

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Beach mining study bodes well for prospectors

News, Sand Mining
Jan
30

Beach mining has received favorable reviews in a two-year study conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Can the sea solve China’s water crisis?

News
Jan
29

The Tianjin-Binhai development zone, on the western shore of the Bohai Sea, is a stretch of coastline that is at the forefront of the government’s ambitious and costly attempt to use science and technology to shift China on to a more sustainable path of development.

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50 Houses on Kiawah Sand

A documentary about proposed development at south end of Kiawah Island, produced by Mary Edna Fraser and Celie Dailey. Includes interviews with Dr. Orrin Pilkey, Professor of Earth Scieces at Duke University, and Nancy Vinson, Coastal Conservation League’s Program Director for Air and Water Quality.

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Mapping the Grassroots

Blog
Jan
28

Grassroots Mapping, a technological movement premised on a simple yet radical idea: for less than $100 you can generate your own high-resolution satellite imagery.

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UN chief: economic model and environmental threat

Blog
Jan
28

Political and business leaders need to embrace economic innovation in order to save the planet.

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A Fiscal Analysis of Shifting Inlets and Terminal Groins in North Carolina

The debate about terminal groins, shore-perpendicular structures built at inlets in attempt to slow erosion, is worth keeping an eye on, whether you live in western North Carolina or in a coastal community, because it could cost you and our state a pretty penny.

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Research Pending into Old Bar beach Erosion, Australia

A feasibility study into an offshore reef to address coastal erosion at Old Bar, east of Taree, is due to start in March.

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