Engineering With Nature

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: Spring 2018 EWN course

USACE Galveston District, the US Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and Texas A&M University have worked together to form the Coastal Science and Engineering Collaborative (CSEC). The organizations participating in the CSEC are pursuing a number of activities to advance the development and application of new capabilities for coastal systems and infrastructure. One of those new initiatives is an Engineering With Nature (EWN) Seminar Course. By way of background, the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M is in the process of developing a curriculum for a degree program that supports Engineering With Nature in coastal environments. To that end, the Department is offering a seminar course on Engineering With Nature during the spring 2018 semester. The seminar course (syllabus attached) will be offered at both the College Station and Galveston campuses of Texas A&M. Lectures will be given by a combination of Texas A&M faculty and USACE staff. As class materials become available, they will be uploaded to this site.

OCEN 485/685: Engineering With Nature Course Outline Spring Semester 2018

Instructor: Orencio Duran Vinent, PhD; Research Assistant Professor, Ocean Engineering

For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Bridges or Dr. Jeffrey King.

Seminar lecture listing

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January 22, 2018Lecture 1 – Engineering With Nature by Dr. Todd Bridges
January 29, 2018Lecture 2 – EWN: General Principles by Dr. Orencio Duran Vinent
February 5, 2018Lecture 3 – EWN: Ecosystem Basics by Dr. Rusty A. Feagin
February 12, 2018Lecture 4 – EWN: Interaction between physical processes and biology in the formation of nature-based features by Dr. Orencio Duran Vinent
February 19, 2018Lecture 5 – Physical Model Experiment of Vegetated Coastal Dunes by Jens Figlus
February 26, 2018Lecture 6 – Wave Interactions with Coastal Vegetation by Mary A. Bryant
March 5, 2018Lecture 7 – Engineering Capabilities of Plant Communities by Tosin Sekoni
March 19, 2018Lecture 8 – Coastal wetland engineering: designing for function, case studies, and modeling tools by Dr. Candice Piercy and Susan Bailey
March 26, 2018Lecture 9 – Engineering and construction aspects of thin layer placement of sediment projects by Tim Welp
April 2, 2018Lecture 10 – Flood risk management by Jane Smith, Mary Bryant, and Julie Rosati
April 9, 2018Lecture 11 – Sediment Transport and Management to Support EWN Solutions by Joseph Gailani
April 16, 2018Lecture 12 – Coastal protection presented by Jens Figlus (TAMU OCEN)
April 23, 2018Lecture 13 – Cost/benefit analysis of EWN projects presented by Rusty Feagin (TAMU ESSM)
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