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Nearshore Placement Workshop 2019: Sediment Nourishment of the Nearshore Environment

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Technical Report

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ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Vicksburg United States

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The Coastal Inlets Research Program and the Regional Sediment Management Program co-sponsored the 2019 Nearshore Placement Workshop. Thirty-four participants from the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC and numerous districts met in Vicksburg on January 2930, 2019, as a part of the workshop. This workshop was convened to facilitate discussions on concerns districts face regarding nearshore placements from resource agencies and stakeholders, challenges to placing sediment in the nearshore, and future research needs. The workshop included ERDC presentations on the state of the science regarding nearshore placements specific implementations of nearshore placements within various US Army Corps of Engineers districts break-out-style discussions on nearshore placement challenges and potential paths forward and group discussions on metrics for success, quantification of benefits, Statements of Need SON, and research priorities. A few of the major recurring themes throughout the workshop were the importance of monitoring, concerns over the fate of fine-grained sediment, and difficulties conveying the benefits of nearshore placements to a wide range of audiences. The workshop culminated in a discussion of possible SON to be put forth to the ERDC research and development community. This special report describes the discussions and outcomes of the 2019 Nearshore Placement Workshop.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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