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.
August 16-19, 2021 Bringing The Offshore World Back Together
July 3-8, 2022
The premier coastal engineering conference held biennially under the auspices of the Coastal Engineering Research Council of COPRI
September 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.
Your donation helps keep COPRI working on important initiatives like:
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.
Become ACOPNE Certified
in one or more of the following categories:
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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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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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Take Advantage of our Wide Range of
Continuing Education opportunities.
Earn CEUs/PDHs and stay up-to-date on the latest in civil engineering.
Port Engineering Certificate Program
is a series of career-focused courses taught by practicing engineers and university professors providing professional engineers in-demand skills used in the field of port engineering.
In these 12-week courses, you'll acquire sought-after skills that will help you excel in your current position or advance to a new one. You'll be taught from the unique insight and knowledge of a master's level instructor who is highly experienced in port engineering.
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COPRI's Organizational Members are businesses, government agencies, and other organizations passionate about supporting the COPRI community. Learn more about COPRI,
our vision, and
becoming an Organizational Member.
Connect with ocean, coastal, port, waterway, riverine and wetlands engineering professionals. Join COPRI today as a new member or join COPRI as your primary or secondary Institute.
Whether you are interested in volunteering once or on a recurring basis, remotely or in person, as a COPRI member, you can dedicate your time and expertise to a cause that is important to you.
in one or more of the following categories:
Support your colleagues, peers, employees, and students by nominating them for one or more of COPRI and ASCE's Honors and Awards:
Help grow your network with ocean, coastal, port, waterway, riverine and wetlands professionals by participating in one of COPRI's many conferences and events: