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ERDC-CHL operates the Field Research Facility (FRF) at Duck, NC, where they maintain a number of oceanographic datasets, including winds, waves, water levels, currents and beach morphology. Together, these datasets provide a 34-year record of coastal conditions. To archive and increase access to this data, CHL is launching the FRF Data Integration Framework (FDIF) December 21.
Students taking part in the SAME Camp try out the new augmented reality sandbox at ERDC's Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg June 16.
The research pier at Duck has been part of monitoring coastal storms and near-shore processes since 1977, providing for a continuous 40-year record of data for scientists worldwide.
Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for Port Improvement via Exigent Repair Joint Capability Technology Demonstration: The Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for PIER JCTD was recently held in Vicksburg, Mississippi, led by Dr. Mike Hammons. Spiral 2 demonstrated logistical agility via expedient mechanical repair kit sets developed by GSL for degraded pier substructure repair or reinforcement. Kit sets were installed on a simulated pier structure above and below water by divers from CHL’s Field Data Collection and Analysis Branch. Proof load tests were conducted by GSL’s Structural Analysis and Experimentation Team. Stakeholders and collaborators from multiple government entities attended.


ERDC researchers commission full-size, semi-autonomous research vessel
Making its way through the murky waters and swift current of the Mississippi River at the Vicksburg riverfront, the Research Vessel Martin looks like any other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
ERDC’s Field Research Facility holds groundbreaking ceremony for new annex
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new annex building at its Field Research Facility in Duck, North Carolina, April 6, 2021. ​The...
Evaluating the engineering benefits of Florida’s mangrove forests
Along the Florida coastline, forests of trees with a dense tangle of prop roots appear to be standing on stilts above the water. These trees, or mangroves, are not only magnificent to see, but are a...


During COL Aguilar's visit to ERDC CHL's Soils Lab, David Perkey demonstrates the River-PICS system, an integrated settling column, laser diffraction grain size analyzer, and CTD probe. The system was recently used to monitor suspended sediment size and settling rates in the salt wedge in the lower MS River.
Jeremy Sharp explains the 1:30 scale model of the Santa Ana River to stakeholders from the USACE Los Angeles District, USACE Kansas District, the BNSF Railroad, the Federal Highway Department, and the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Jeremy Sharp, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Dr. Dwayne Fuller, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Students Michael Winkler and Tommy Kirklin signal to each other that they are OK as they practice buddy breathing – an emergency out-of-air procedure when scuba diving.
The Oil Spill Test Kit is a rapid screening method to detect oil in water and sediment samples from coastal areas.
ERDC-CHL Deputy Director Jose Sanchez, second from left, poses with several of his partners in crime at a charity event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199