Monthly Archives: April 2011

Shifting sands threaten Rhode Island beaches (The Providence Journal)

Coastal erosion is a natural process.  Beaches typically erode in response to high energy winter waves, and then build up (accrete) again with the lapping summer waves.  In unaltered conditions, longshore transport also carries sand from sources to sinks within … Continue reading

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Bio-engineered solution for coastal erosion protection, pt.6

Update from Woods Hole Group’s bio-engineered erosion control project at Bayswater Seaside in New Seabury, MA:  the 12″ pilings for toe stabilization are going into place . For more information on this project, read our project description and updates (part … Continue reading

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‘Fighting a losing battle with the sea’ – Woods Hole Group quoted in The Boston Globe

Woods Hole Group Vice President and coastal engineer Bob Hamilton was quoted in a recent article in the Boston Globe on sea-level rise and the status of coastal protection structures in Massachusetts. In 2009, the state commissioned an inventory of … Continue reading

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A field guide to biodegradable erosion control

The latest Marine Extension Bulletin, a joint effort of Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, is an overview of biodegradable erosion control methods.  It provides the theory behind such methods and describes design components such as fiber … Continue reading

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