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USACE Board on Coastal Engineering Research (CERB)

CERB LogoOffice of the Director, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

Upcoming Meeting: Executive Session, March 3-4, 2020, Corvallis, OR

Announcement Letter

Federal Register Announcement: TBD

Executive Session CERB Draft Agenda

Past CERB Proceedings:

Executive Session Minutes: March 2018- Duck, NC

CERB Overview

The Coastal Engineering Research Board is a seven-member advisory board to the Chief of Engineers and was established by Public Law in 1963. It was originally the Beach Erosion Board established in 1930.

The CERB provides broad policy guidance and review of plans and fund requirements for the conduct of research and development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the Chief of Engineers.

The Board meets semi-annually around the U.S. coastline and the Great Lakes on a rotating basis.


The President of the Board is the military position of Director of Civil Works.
The other three military members are senior officers that are division engineers of coastal divisions and usually serve until their tenure is completed at a division.
The three civilian members are outstanding in the broad field of coastal engineering and serve two-year terms not to exceed four years.
The Commander and Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center act as the Executive Secretary of the CERB and are responsible for all administrative functions of the Board.


MG Spellmon
Deputy Commanding General for
Civil and Emergency Operations
Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC  20314-1000

U.S. Army Engineer Division, North Atlantic
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn
Fort Hamilton Military Community
301 General Lee Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11252-6700
Maj. Gen. Diana M. Holland
Maj. Gen. Diana M. Holland
U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Atlantic
60 Forsyth Street, SW, Room 9M15
Atlanta, GA 30303-8801
BG. Kimberly M. Colloton
U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Pacific
BG. Kimberly M. Colloton
1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94103-1398
Dr. Julie Dean Rosati
Dr. Julie Dean Rosati
U.S. Army Engineer Research and
Development Center
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199
Phone (202) 761-1850 


Dr. Nicole Elko
Dr. Nicole Elko
Elko Coastal Consulting, Inc.
403 E Huron Ave,
Folly Beach, SC 29439
Falk Feddersen
Falk Feddersen, Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0209
La Jolla, CA  92093-0209
Dr. Robert Holman
Dr. Robert Holman
Oregon State University
104 Ocean Admin Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331