Army Corps News

 The JALBTCX team standing with COL. Thomas Asbery, Former District Commander, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (far right), in front of their aircraft, at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, New York.  Credit:  USACE.

Army Corps' Data Driven to Improve Coastal Projects

a large display monitor screen that's projecting the information."It's a beautiful thing. On the screen they are able to observe the condition of New York's and New Jersey's coastlines almost in real-time," said Jeffrey Cusano, Geospatial Coordinator, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The team is the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise.  Recently, Cusano and other members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District seized the opportunity to use this team to obtain cutting-edge survey data about the current condition of New

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SubSeaSail G6 Platform Passes the Test

The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) along with logistical support from the US Navy successfully tested their SubSeaSail G6 platform at multiple coastal sites off the Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. Remote sensing applications for monitoring underwater unexploded ordnance were demonstrated by mounting a passive filter assembly to the G6 platform to detect explosive compounds in the water. Additionally, a water quality sensor was mounted to monitor other water quality parameters including temperature, salinity, depth, and turbidity.  During

Vicinity Map Seagate Boston. (Image courtesy Tighe & Bond)

Protecting Ports from Sea Level Rise

including storm surge barriers, such as the Delta Works and River Thames barriers.  In the US the New Bedford/Fairhaven port was severely flooded by hurricanes in 1938 and 1954 causing $8.3 million in damages, which lead to the construction of the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier in 1962 by the Army Corps of Engineers at a cost of $18.6 million.  The Army Corps project summary notes that this barrier has since prevented $24.1 million in flood damages (to 2011), and properties within the protected area are no longer required to purchase FEMA flood insurance.  The Port of New Bedford does

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New Tech Aids US Navy Mapping

(NAVOCEANO) in August. The exercises involved mapping areas of the Eastern Gulf Coast and providing in-depth analysis and post-processing training for Department of Defense personnel at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise, with participation from NAVOCEANO and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).Eric Korpie, PILLS Programme Manager: “Areté is proud to have showcased the PILLS technology at ANTX in partnership with NAVO and USACE, and to have teamed with Fugro to successfully deliver a commercial capability that meets the demanding technical requirements

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Woolpert, iXblue to Deliver Aerial Mapping Services

solutions to commercial and government clients.Woolpert has collected and processed hundreds of thousands of square miles in aerial, terrestrial and bathymetric lidar data and orthoimagery for clients within and outside the continental U.S. These clients include the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, as well as customers across multiple commercial industries. In May, the firm also acquired Geomatics Data Solutions, an international marine and terrestrial survey firm.iXblue has surveyed more than 100,000 line miles worldwide and has

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Mat Sinking Unit in Modernization Drive

Millions of dollars of goods are transported up and down the Mississippi every year. This transportation is made possible, in part, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mat Sinking Unit and its crew, who work tirelessly each season to protect the riverbanks with concrete mats and prevent erosion.The Mat Sinking Unit was built in 1940, widened in 1960 and is being replaced over the next several years with new and improved plant. The new design will double the number of mat squares that can be placed in a season.USACE Vicksburg District (MVK), USACE Marine Design Center (MDC), SIA Solutions LLC

The Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center leverage more than 70 years of combined Aids to Navigation experience to maintain weather buoys on navigable waterways around the country. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo)

Buoy Data Helps Mariners to Weather Storms

Guard civilian and Coast Guard reservist and his son Zachary Pool is a Coast Guardsman at Station Sabine Pass, Texas.NDBC is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service.The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have a shared responsibility for U.S. navigable waterways. NOAA produces nautical charts and provides weather information while the USACE conducts surveys, maintains locks and dredges waterways.Maintaining Aids to Navigation is the Coast Guard’s oldest mission, tracing

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AIS Data: History & Future

unexpectedly and influence a market.As we learned in a recent report of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS), three federal agencies generate terrestrial AIS-derived information.  The U.S. Coast Guard focuses primarily on coastal areas, ports, and harbors.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) focuses on AIS products for inland waterways.  The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) focuses on the St. Lawrence Seaway and associated waters.Numerous other federal agencies utilize AIS data in furtherance of their missions.  The National Oceanic

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WAM-V 8 Unveiled

“The inherent stability of the WAM-V makes it the perfect platform for time-sensitive and mission-critical surveys and inspections. This 8’ model positions the WAM-V into a new tier of ease of use and transportability. Our team is proud to leverage our robotics expertise to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in their vitally important mission.”The 8’ WAM-V will feature dual jet-drive propulsion to enable operation in as little as 6” of water, and a configurable form factor that allows it to reduce its footprint to fit in tight spots, such as between the pilings beneath

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