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    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.

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  • Events

    OTC Hybrid 2021

    OTC Hybrid 2021 logoAugust 16-19, 2021
    Bringing The Offshore World Back Together

    ICCE 2022

    ICCE 2022 logoJuly 3-8, 2022
    The premier coastal engineering conference held biennially under the auspices of the Coastal Engineering Research Council of COPRI 

    PORTS '22

    PORTS '22 LogoSeptember 18-21, 2022
    The COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee invites you to become part of the PORTS Conference tradition of advancing the art and science of port engineering and improving our maritime world.

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    Advance the profession by making a voluntary contribution to ASCE Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute.

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    • Investing in the future of the COPRI engineering profession by supporting our Student Chapters
    • The production of Manuals of Practice, ASCE Standards, and cutting-edge Committee Reports and Guided-Online Courses
    • Providing opportunities for professional development and networking through COPRI Committees, Chapters, and Conferences

    Show your support and make a generous donation today. Your contribution, with those of your colleagues, will strengthen COPRI efforts to build a vibrant community of civil engineers practicing coastal, ocean, port, and navigation engineering.

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  • ACOPNE Certification

    Become ACOPNE Certified in one or more of the following categories:

    • Coastal Engineering
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Port Engineering
    • Navigation Engineering

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    2018 ASCE OTC Hall of Fame Awards Group

    Recognize your colleagues who have contributed to the civil and harbor, coastal, and waterways engineering profession in significant ways. Nominate a deserving colleague for one of COPRI's awards today.

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  • Books & Standards

    Waterfront Facilities Inspection and Assessment - Cover Waterfront Facilities Inspection and Assessment supplies engineers with guidelines and tools for inspecting and evaluating the condition of waterfront structures located in seawater and freshwater environments. Inspections are essential to an effective waterfront facility management program that ensures public safety, reliable service, environmental protection, and reduced maintenance costs. Because distress to a waterfront structure may not be recognizable from above water, the inspection must include an assessment of the extent and severity of deterioration from above and underwater.

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    The Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering is a multidisciplinary forum for the dissemination of research-based engineering and technical information related to all aspects of building engineering design in the form of peer-reviewed technical papers, technical notes, and case studies.

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  • NEWS

    COPRI President Stephen Balint, P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE

    Civil Engineering underpins nearly everything that happens in our society, from the high-visibility items like roads, bridges, canals and ports, to power distribution networks, internet towers, offshore wind developments and efforts to maintain the...Read More >>

    COPRI President Stephen Balint, P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE

    It might surprise you how many different groups we have within the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI). There are 10 Student Chapters, with one in Brazil, 10 Professional Chapters scattered across the country, including our newest...Read More >>

    Beneficial Use: Estuarine Island Creation with Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Maintenance Dredged Material in Lake Worth Lagoon

    The Project Excellence Award was established by the COPRI Governing Board in 2008 to give members the opportunity to showcase their projects to the community. The purpose of this award is to recognize projects that have demonstrated design and/or...Read More >>

    COPRI President Stephen Balint, P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE

    As we wind down this most difficult year, we have the opportunity to look back on the extraordinary challenges as well as forward toward a "return to normal."  It's been amazing how alternative work solutions have been developed, with Zoom and Teams...Read More >>

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