Published May 27, 2021
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CSMART is a decision-support software package being developed in the Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) for prioritization of coastal jetties and breakwaters in O&M budget development. Accessed through a straightforward user interface, CSMART employs structured query language (SQL) to access a variety of data sets that provide indicators of coastal structure significance. For example, metrics for economic activity supported by coastal structures include commercial tonnage in associated channels, nearby commercial fish landings, and associated cruise and ferry passenger statistics. These and other selected metrics are analyzed to produce customized rankings of coastal structures according to user-specified filters and search criteria. The final rankings can be exported and saved for later viewing, or used to generate Google Earth™ overlays for visualizations. CSMART is designed for use by personnel at the District, Division, and HQ levels of Corps management.

Kenneth Ned Mitchell