Sea-level change considerations for marine civil works - COPRI committee update on best practices

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Conference Proceeding

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The Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is developing a Manual of Best Practice to address the inclusion of sea-level change considerations during the design of marine civil works. The committee serves the needs of all stakeholders involved in a marine project and designers and engineers in particular. The manual will provide designers and engineers with systematic methods for incorporating sea-level change projections into their project designs. Studies use different methods and data for calculation and thus global mean sea-level rise estimates for 2100 range from 0.6 to 2.0 m. In addition, planning for marine civil works should consider local sea level variations. In response, this committee is developing recommendations to assist in managing design factors, uncertainty, and to a certain extent, measure implementation. This paper provides an overview of these issues the recommendations that the committee is developing.

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ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure