Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute

  • Created in 2000, the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) is a semi-autonomous institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the country's oldest national engineering society. COPRI's services are designed to complement ASCE's traditional civil engineering base, and attract non-engineering allied professionals who seek to enhance their professional and technical development.


    COPRI serves as a multidisciplinary and international leader in improving knowledge, education, development and the practice of civil engineering and other disciplines in the sustainable management of coastal, ocean, port, waterways, riverine and wetlands resources for the benefit of society.


    COPRI serves its membership and society by uniting the disciplines working to sustainably develop, protect and restore coasts, oceans, ports, waterways, rivers and wetlands; integrating the key stakeholders into decision making processes; advancing technological state of art and practice; and influencing public policy.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about COPRI or want to become involved in any of our activities, please contact us at or contact our staff at: 

    Tom Chase 

    Angie Lander

    Mailing Address: 
    COPRI, An Institute of ASCE 
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive 
    Reston, VA 20191-4400