Monitoring Completed Coastal Projects Results to Date

by J. Michael Hemsley, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


In 1981, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated a program of monitoring coastal projects. Called the Monitoring Completed Coastal Projects (MCCP) Program, its purpose is to aid in the advancement of coastal engineering technology. To develop the direction for the MCCP Program, the Corps established an ad hoc committee of coastal engineers and scientists. The committee formulated the program's objectives, developed its operational philosophy, recommended funding levels, and established criteria and procedures for project selection. A significant result of their efforts was a prioritized listing of problem areas to be addressed. The need for a program to obtain performance data from prototype coastal projects has been recognized and that program has begun producing results useful to the coastal engineering community. Reports on the first eight monitoring efforts are in preparation and twelve more projects are being or are about to be monitored. Results from the MCCP Program are being used to test the state of the art and assist those who plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain coastal projects.

Subject Headings: Coastal protection structures | Construction management | Federal government | Financing | Computing in civil engineering | Coastal management | Coastal environment | Environmental issues | United States

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