The rehabilitation of a heavily polluted industrial area to create a clean urban centre demanded continual cooperation amongst financiers, managers, engineers, environmentalists, contractors and government authorities.
Looking at New Orleans, a feasibility study demonstrates that the dangerous threat of damage from hurricane storm-surge can be mitigated by using modern coastal engineering and lessons learnt elsewhere.
Predicting the transport of sediments in nearshore environments and their affect on coastal stability is essential. This paper, reporting on field experiments in this subject, won the IADC Young Authors Award at COPEDEC IV in Sri Lanka.
Worldwide satellite data about wind speed and wave height is now available for all oceans and coastal seas via the Internet.