Coastal Engineering Resources

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Academic Programs

University of Florida - Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
University of Delaware - Center for Applied Coastal Research
Oregon State University - Coastal and Ocean Engineering
University of Hawaii - Ocean and Resources Engineering
Texas A&M University - Ocean Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology - The Center for Maritime Systems
Florida Institute of Technology - Marine and Environmental Systems
University of California Berkeley - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineering Manuals & Publications

Design of Sheet Pile Walls
US Army Corps of Engineers Manual
Army Technical Manual
Coastal Engineering Manual
NDOR Construction Manual
California Ocean Resources Management Program
CEDAS Overview of Beach Processes Module
Glossary of Coastal Terminology
Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Notes
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Publications
Pile Driving - Technology, Publications and References
SANDAG Publications
Coastal Infrastructure Design, Construction and Maintenance Training
HR Wallingford Publications
USGS Publications on San Francisco Bay
USACE Walla Walla District - Cost Engineering Support
California DWR Publications
Base Map Preparation for Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps near Lago Vista, Texas
Caltrans Office Engineer Specifications
Caltrans Surveys Manual
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) Publications
USACE Engineer Manuals


CEDAS - Coastal Engineering Design and Analysis System
Free Wind Rose Plot - WRPLOT
USGS Water Resources Software
LMNO Engineering Online Hydraulic Calculation Software


California Data Exchange Center
NOAA Tides and Currents
CO-OPS-NGS Elevation Data
Coastal Data Information Program
NWS Current Precipitation Frequency Data
National Climatic Data Center
NWS Local Weather Forecast
USACE SF Bay Hydrographic Survey Data
Santa Clara Valley Water District ALERT Real-Time Data
SF PORTS Real-Time Data
USGS Water Resources Data
San Francisco Bay Sediment Transport and Geomorphology
Data Collection and Analysis
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ocean Sciences Data
USEPA Reach Files from National Hydrologic Database
San Francisco Bay Area Region Database (BARD)
Benchmark - Geocaching Find a Survey Benchmark

Aerials, Maps and Photos

California Coastline Aerial Photos
UT Perry-Castaņeda Library Online Map Collection
USGS Online Aerial Photos
USGS Maps, Products and Publications
GlobeXplorer Aerial Photos
Online World Maps
Maptech Online MapServer
National Ocean Service Data Explorer
NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts
Rand McNally - Get a Map
USGS Library Selected Map Web Links
USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science
NOAA Photo Library


Anchor Environmental, L.L.C.
Bay Institute
Coastal Systems International, Inc.
USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Website
Veri-Tech, Inc.
International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research
New South Wales Department of Natural Resources
Friends of the River - California's Statewide River Conservation Organization
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife -- Aquatic Habitat Guidelines: An Integrated Approach to Marine, Freshwater, and Riparian Habitat Protection and Restoration
USGS San Francisco Bay and Delta Access
USGS Research by Topics

Misc Coastal Links

Coastal Guide
University of Delaware Coastal Engineering Links

Environmental Hydraulics

Australia National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage - Publications
Online Civil Engineering References
USGS Surface Water Quality and Flow Interest Group (SMIG) -- Feature Articles


Foundation Repair and Underpinning Foundamental
Online Geotechnical Engineer References
Geoforum - The Source for Geotechnical Information
Online Geotechnical Courses from Vulcanhammer

Numerical Models

Applied Coastal Modeling
Ocean Modeling
Old Dominion University Civil-Environmental Computer Model Library
USGS Estuary, Coastal and Ocean Model (ECOM-si)
EMSI Software - SMS, GMS, WMS
Ocean Circulation Models
SWAN - Simulating WAves Nearshore
DELFT Hydraulics Software
WWW-Server for Ecological Modelling
USACE Environmental Laboratory Products
Ocean Modeling


Online Introductory Statistics Book
Rice University Online Statistics Course of Study
Wolfram MathWorld - Online Mathematics Resource

Mesh Generator

A List of Mesh Generation Software
A Survey of Unstructured Mesh Generation Technology

Modeling and Programing Techniques

John Burkardt's Collection
Myth's and Methods in Numerical Modeling by Marc Spiegelman
Comparison of Numerical Methods for Modelling Ocean Circulation in Basins with Irregular Coasts
A Numerical Method for Extended Boussinesq Shallow Water Wave Equations

Online Books and Reports

CFD Books Guide
USACE Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Notes (CHETN)
An Online Introductory Statistics Book
The National Academies Press Online Book - Clean Coastal Waters, Understanding and Reducing the Effects of Nutrient Pollution
NIST Engineering Statistics Online Handbook
San Francisco Estuary Project - State of the Estuary Report
Thomas Telford Books - Publisher of Construction and Civil Engineering Books
Geotechnical and Marine Engineering (Pile Driving) Online Books from Vulcanhammer

Professional Registration

PPI - Web Sites for FE, PE, FLS, and PLS Examinees
LS-LSIT, Video Exam Preparation Course Workbook


California Wetlands Information System (CWIS)
Ecosystem Management and Restoration Information System (EMRRIS)
Environmental Concern -- Wetland Education, Restoration and Research
Hamilton Army Airfield Wetland Restoration Feasibility Study
Integrated Regional Wetlands Monitoring (IRWM) -- California Bay Delta Authority Science Program
Napa-Sonoma Marsh Restoration Project
San Pablo Bay Water Shed Study
Restore America's Estuaries
San Francisco Bay Area Wetlands Ecosystem Goals Project
Wetlands and Water Resources -- Projects Around San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay and Delta

North San Francisco Bay Preliminary Core Analysis
USGS Ralph T. Cheng
San Francisco Bay Bay Model Visitor Center (BMVC)
San Pablo Bay Watershed Study
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Atlas
Access USGS SF Bay & Delta

WWW.CoastalEngineering.Org - July 2006