The 26th annual national conference on beach preservation technology

Meeting or Conference
Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA)
13-15 Feb 2013
United States of America (Florida)
Omni Jacksonville Hotel


  • To present the latest in beach preservation technology and real-world practice.

  • To provide a technological transfer from the scientific and engineering community to government officials who make the decisions on coastal projects and policies.

Conference Highlights:

  • Two sessions devoted to the issue of hardbottom and mitigation

  • An update on a project involving permeable adjustable groins

  • A dredger’s perspective on regionalization of beach projects

  • A sand relocation project in Miami-Dade, Florida

  • Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act for “newbies”

  • Corps’ guidance on incorporating sea level rise into federal project planning

  • A technical review of the Corps-FDEP Southeast Florida Sediment Assessment and Needs Determination Study (SAND)

  • Project profile from the conference area: Regional sediment management for the St. Augustine, Florida, Shore Protection Project

  • Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac storm impacts

Sessions overview

  • Coastal storm surge risk assessment for the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast

  • Coastal storm modeling

  • Multitemporal Lidar Assessment of hurricane Ike impact and recovery along the Upper Texas Coast

  • Storm-induced dune erosion: Field vs. model results

  • Impacts to Southwest Florida and the Eastern Gulf Coast Panhandle Beaches from tropical storm debby and hurricane isaac

  • Sustainable coastal protection and management program, Maharashtra, India

  • Wave force guidance for coastal structures vulnerable to coastal storms

  • Cortez groins reconstruction project feasibility study and 2012 hurricane season impacts

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Event fee

Member registration- $375, non-member registration- $425, student registration- $125

Target audience

U.S. Army corps of engineers, state natural resource and environmental protection agencies, coastal engineers and coastal industry interests, city and county elected and administrative officials, city and county environmental resource managers and beach management coordinators, inlet districts and other special interest districts, academic researchers, legislators and legislative staff, local and regional planners, tourist development, councils/convention & visitors bureaus, hotel and resort interests, environmental groups and alliances, other general government and coastal/ocean associations, coastal geologists and biologists, coastal residents and other interested citizens

How to register

Please register online or kindly print, complete, and fax the registration form to 850-201-6782


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