COPRI's Partners

The International Navigation Association (PIANC) The International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) Association of Coastal Engineers


One of the goals of COPRI is to further its development as a multidisciplinary, international focal point for engineers, scientists, managers and planners involved in sustainable development of coasts, oceans, ports, waterways, rivers, and wetlands through increased visibility and activity. In 2002, COPRI signed Partnering Agreements with the International Navigation Association (PIANC) and the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR), both of whom share COPRI's broad interests. In May 2004, COPRI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Coastal Engineers (ACE). We hope you will continue to support our partners' activities just as they support ours! As a reminder, COPRI members qualify for the member rates of both associations' events.



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COPRI Partners with ACE

COPRI and the Association of Coastal Engineers (ACE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 6, 2004. The two organizations share a common goal to promote coastal engineering education, research, practice, and collaboration in sustainable development of coasts, oceans, ports, waterways, rivers, and wetlands. Both organizations also share a common interest in the certification of coastal engineers for protection of the public and as a benefit to practicing coastal engineers.

The MOU solidifies the already strong relationship between the two organizations. Founded in 1999, ACE is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in education, research, and the practice of coastal engineering. ACE recognizes Coastal Engineering as the skills, knowledge, expertise, and theory associated with purposeful engineering intervention in the coastal system. COPRI looks forward to working more closely with ACE by co-sponsoring the publication of the Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) and on several conference series including Waves, Solutions to Coastal Disasters, International Conference on Coastal Engineering, and Coastal Structures.

From left to right: Dr. Billy Edge, P.E., F.ASCE (ACE Past President), Patricia D. Galloway, P.E., F.ASCE (ASCE President), and Charles Calhoun, P.E., F.ASCE (COPRI President) at the MOU signing ceremony on May 6, 2004 in Houston, TX.