CERB to meet in Detroit

Published Aug. 7, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that the 96th Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) meeting will occur August 13-14, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.

The CERB provides guidance to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on coastal engineering research. This 96th meeting will focus on: Sediment Transport and Regional Sediment Management.

The general public is welcome to attend the CERB meeting to learn more about the Corps’ sediment transport and management research and ask coastal research questions or discuss relevant topics during a public comment period. Due to limited seating, advance notice of attendance is requested; and, to organize public comments, written questions and comments are requested in advance of the meeting.

Who: Coastal Engineering Research Board and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

What: Sediment Transport and Regional Sediment Management meeting

When:      - August 13 – 14, 2019 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

                  - August 14, 2019 (4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., open for public comments)

Where: Crowne Plaza Downtown Detroit Hotel, 2 Washington Blvd, Detroit, Michigan.

Why: To learn about the Corps’ coastal engineering research; and ask and answer questions about sediment transport and management research.

The CERB, comprised of four Corps of Engineers senior officers and three civilian engineers/scientists who are experts in the field of coastal engineering, was established by Public Law 88-172 in November 1963 as an advisory board to the Chief of Engineers on matters pertaining to coastal engineering, shore erosion and shore protection. The Congressional action recognized the unique relationship between coastal engineering and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the principal leader of coastal engineering in the nation.

The board usually meets twice a year at various coastal and Great Lakes locations. This meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.

To give attendance notification or for more information on the meeting, contact Dr. Julie Dean Rosati, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at (202) 761-1850 or Julie.D.Rosati@usace.army.mil. The following website it also available for reference: https://chl.erdc.dren.mil/usace-cerb/.


Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

Release no. 19-011