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New Book: Design of Coastal Hazard Mitigation Alternatives for Rising Seas

Design of Coastal Hazard Mitigation Alternatives for Rising Seas

“Design of Coastal Hazard Mitigation Alternatives for Rising Seas”  is a new book by David Basco (dbasco@odu.edu) about how to design alternatives to reduce coastal flood and wave damage, erosion and loss of ecosystems facing an unknown future of sea level rise. The latest theories are interlaced with applied examples from the author’s 48 years of experience in teaching, research

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Earth Day Webinar on Blue Carbon Legal Issues

Restore Americas Estuaries

Restore America’s Estuaries has an upcoming webinar that will discuss its latest collaborative report: “Legal Issues Affecting Blue Carbon Projects on Publicly Owned Coastal Wetlands.” An overview of the new blue carbon legal analysis for wetland restoration projects will take place on Earth Day, April 22, 2020 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. This new study begins to provide a framework

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Dead Zones that Choke Marine Life Also Found in Freshwater Streams

Hypoxic dead zones, which occur when dissolved oxygen levels in water drop so low that fish and other aquatic animals living there suffocate, are well-documented problems in many coastal waters. Now, a Duke University-led study reveals that they also occur in freshwater urban streams. The study measured dissolved oxygen concentrations, light levels, water chemistry and stream flow in six streams

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Aquabotix Wants to Deploy Technology to Assist with Surveying Hurricane Damage

Aquabotix is an underwater robotics company that makes underwater drones called autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), as well as networked underwater cameras. The company has issued a statement that this kind of equipment could be useful for surveying underwater damage to infrastructure at ports, offshore drilling rigs and various submerged coastal structures. They are launching a new

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