Advancing Coastal Monitoring and Shaping Future SAR Satellite Systems

Figure 1. workflow of computational pipeline for generation of monthly coastal indices (MCIs) and management reports This figure has the Jupiterhub logo at the top left. Column a shos a header titled "User inputs". Below that is 3 boxes, labeled "POI", "AOI", and "Data output options". Column b has a bubble titled "NASA DAAC/USGS Earth Explorer/Google EE API" with 3 boxes below, labeled "Imagery Search", "Imagery Preprocessing", and "Processed imagery download". Column c shows a bubble labeled "Coud server, below which are 4 boxes, labled "Index extraction", "Error modeling", "Management report (Q2)", and "Export data". Arrows connect POI and AOI to Imagery search. An arrow connects Processed imagery download to Index extraction. An arrow connects Data output options to Export data. Two arrows connect Export data and point down to 2 graphics, a series of overlapping squares, labled "MCI gridded time series (netCDF)" and a yellow rectangle labeled "Report data (.csv and geotiff)".

Coastal stakeholders need monitoring solutions to evaluate the effectiveness of dredged material for combating sea level rise in back-bay environments. In response, EWN researchers have partnered with Syracuse University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department to explore the viability of employing satellite-derived data for studying back-bay sediment nourishment, linking USACE needs with NASA’s working group tasked […]

Innovative Nearshore Data Collection for EWN Research

August 2023. An Engineering with Nature research team is field testing a novel approach to gathering geological data in the challenging nearshore environment. The team utilized the Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy (CRAB) at CHL’s Field Research Facility in Duck, NC. The CRAB provided stability in this dynamic zone, enabling the successful collection of geologic data […]

Shoreline Stabilization and Habitat Enhancement at Nolan River Lake

EWN researchers alongside personnel from the USACE Louisville District (LRL) Nolan River Lake, embarked on a series of site visits during the week of January 30, 2023. The objective was to conduct comprehensive assessments of existing shoreline protection strategies, discuss adaptive management approaches, and lay the groundwork for future EWN applications. One of the central […]

Researchers Collect Field Data to Understand the Long-term Performance of Dredge Material in Wetlands

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) recently published an article by Dr. Jenny Davis, describing the collaborative efforts of researchers visiting two dredge-material-amended islands in the Chesapeake Bay. National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) researchers, in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District, and USACE Engineering Research and […]

EWN and University of Florida Researchers Characterize Dune Geophysical Properties

In May 2023, Drs. Justin Shawler and Brian Harris (ERDC-CHL) led a pilot field study in partnership with collaborators at the University of Florida (UF) to investigate dune geophysical properties. This research, led by Leigh Provost (ERDC-CHL) as part of the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN), focuses on sand dune restoration strategies and the […]

ERDC Scientists team with EA to visit Point Hope, Alaska

ERDC-CRREL research scientists Lauren Bosche and Taylor Sullivan along with Taber Midgley and Courtney Pijanowski of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC were out at Point Hope, Alaska for a late September field campaign. The team aimed to collect data from two sites to further inform and refine the proposed alternative, which features nature-based […]

A Multi-Decadal Assessment of Dredged Sediment Beneficial Use Projects Parts 1 and 2

Authors: Jacob F. Berkowitz, Nathan R. Beane, Nia R. Hurst, Jacob F. Jung, and Kevin D. Philley Dredged sediment has been used to create and restore wetlands and other landforms for decades as part of beneficial use initiatives. Previous studies demonstrate that beneficial use projects yield ecological functions such as habitat maintenance, floodwater detention, and […]

Webinar: September N-EWN Knowledge Series Available

The Network for Engineering with Nature (N-EWN) presents its latest webinar: Opportunities for Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) in Unique Island Contexts: Puerto Rico. Guest speakers, Dave Hampton (LimnoTech) and Burton Suedel (ERDC-EL), share EWN highlights from the March 2022 symposium: Basin Sediment Management for Unique Island Topography, from mountain to estuary, featuring lessons learned from site visits throughout […]

Live Event 30 Aug: Nature as a National Priority

Make sure to attend a special ERDC Live Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Central, featuring a dynamic panel of national experts leading the effort to incorporate natural and nature-based engineering solutions to enhance our nation’s infrastructure and make our coastlines more resilient. Guiding the discussion will be Dr. Todd Bridges, National Lead of the […]