Role of the Coastal Engineer in Civil Engineering Practiceby Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,
ASCE Coastal Engineering Technical Committee
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice
Coastal engineering is a specialized discipline of civil engineering that encompasses a wide variety of activities related to harbors, navigation, shore erosion and storm protection. Because of the complex and dynamic nature of the coastal environment, coastal engineers must rely not only on technology, but also on experience and judgment. Also, coastal projects are expensive, and often are designed for higher levels of risk than other civil engineering works. Several examples of recent coastal engineering projects are described to illustrate only a few of the many successful contributions that coastal engineers have made to the general practice of civil engineering.
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