CERC Produces Exciting Conference

Coastal Engineers from across the globe came to San Diego for the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE). COPRI served as a Cooperating Organization for the international conference.The five-day conference held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego saw more than 900 delegates partake in the technical sessions and events. The conference occurs biennially with the support of COPRI's Coastal Engineering Research Council (CERC), chaired by COPRI member Tony Dalrymple, Ph.D., P.E. The conference opened as keynote speaker Major General Don T. Riley, Director of Civil Works and President of the Coastal Engineering Research Board, United States Army Corps of Engineers spoke to participants on the Corps response to the devastation in the Gulf states following Hurricane Katrina, offering insight into the physical and organizational challenges due to the unique characteristics of the disaster. He thanked all who responded both nationally and internationally, and spoke of the effort to create a national response plan.

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