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Proceedings of the 79th Meeting of the Coastal Engineering Research Board, 6-10 June 2005 (Anchorage, AK)
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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The 79th meeting of the Coastal Engineering Research Board CERB was held in Anchorage, AK, 6-10 June 2005. It was hosted by the U.S. Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean POA, under the direction of BG Robert L. Davis, Commander, and the U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, under the direction of COL Timothy J. Gallagher, Commander. The Beach Erosion Board BEB, forerunner of CERB, was formed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1930 to study beach erosion problems. In 1963, Public Law 88-172 dissolved BEB by establishing CERB as an advisory board to the Corps and designating a new organization, the Coastal Engineering Research Center, now ERDC s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory CHL, as the research arm of the Corps. CERB functions to review programs relating to coastal engineering research and development and to recommend areas for particular emphasis or suggest new topics for study. The Board meets twice a year for the following purposes a. Disseminate information of general interest to Corps coastal Districts or Divisions. b. Obtain reports on coastal engineering projects in the host local District or Division receive requests for research needs. c. Provide an opportunity for state and private institutions and organizations to report on local coastal research needs, coastal studies, and new coastal engineering techniques. d. Provide a general forum for public inquiry. e. Provide recommendations for coastal engineering research and development. Presentations during the 79th CERB meeting dealt with pertinent topics relative to the Pacific Ocean region and, in particular, Alaska, including tsunamis Alaska and Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System data, climate change, and cultural issues, including the communities of Newtok and Shishmaref, AK and harbors and ports.
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