COPRI (Coastal Structures & Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 8:30am to Fri, 09/11/2015 - 4:30pm

GZA is pleased to sponsor The Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) in their international conference series, Coastal Structures, held every 4 years and Solutions to Coastal Disasters typically held every 3 years. 2015 marks the first time these coastal conferences will be held together. COPRI is a multi-disciplinary and international leader in improving the knowledge and practice of civil engineering, coastal and estuarine hydroscience, coastal engineering, and coastal zone management.

GZA will be sponsoring the Plenary Session and presenting our lessons learned in climate change vulnerability assessment and flood hazard risk management in response to disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 and Hurricane & Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Registration for this three- day joint technical specialty conference is still open and you may register for one or more days. If you attend please stop by our booth for a demonstration of the GZA Coastal Engineering GeoTool™.

GZA at the Conference:


Wednesday, September 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Technical Session 2, C-2:  CS or SCD, "Coastal Hazards and the Built Environment 2": "Mapping the Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure and Facilities", Daniel Boudreau and Samuel Bell

Thursday, September 10, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. - Technical Session 5, C-5:  CS or SCD, "Coastal Modeling 1": "Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Barrier Islands and Tidal Inlets of Long Beach, Long Island",  Kenneth Hunu, Daniel Stapleton

Thursday, September 10, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Technical Session 6, B-6: SCD, "Design for Resilience": "Design Resilient Coastal Structures Using Risk-Informed Decision Making", Daniel Stapleton, Russell Morgan, Bin Wang, Peter Williams

Friday, September 11, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Technical Session 8, B-8:  CS or SCD, "Coastal Modeling 3": "Assessing Extreme Coastal Storm Climatology and Associated Flooding Potential for Coastal New England", Michael Mobile, Daniel Stapleton


"Setting Priorities for Nature-Based Solutions", Hande McCaw

"Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change on Boston Harbor - Coastal Inundation Mapping", Tianyi Liu, Bin Wang, Daniel Stapleton

"Assisting Communities With Becoming More Resilient:  Mitigation and Resiliency Funding", Samuel Bell


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