Created in 2000, the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) is a semi-autonomous institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the country's oldest national engineering society. COPRI's services are designed to complement ASCE's traditional civil engineering base, and attract non-engineering allied professionals who seek to enhance their professional and technical development.

    COPRI serves its membership and society by uniting the disciplines working to sustainably develop, protect and restore coasts, oceans, ports, waterways, rivers and wetlands; integrating the key stakeholders into decision making processes; advancing technological state of art and practice; and influencing public policy.

    About PIANC

    The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) is a forum for professional organizations to share developments and exchange knowledge of worldwide trends and challenges in port and waterway development and management. Founded in 1885, PIANC originally stood for the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, but changed its name to the current in 2009.

    COPRI and PIANC work together to bring the PORTS conference series to you. 

    PORTS '16 Organizing Committee

    Shannon M. Kinsella, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
    Donald L. Oates, M.ASCE, Technical Co-Chair
    Elizabeth C. Burkhart, P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE, Technical Co-Chair
    Jeff Massengill, P.E., M.ASCE, Technical Tours Co-Chair
    Bill Stahlman, P.E., M.ASCE, Technical Tours Co-Chair
    Imelda Osantowski, P.E., M.ASCE, Plenary Session Chair
    Anna Dix, P.E., M.ASCE, Student & Younger Member Co-Chair
    Matthew Pollard, P.E., G.E., M.ASCE, Student & Younger Member Co-Chair
    Kelly J. Barnes, Gala/Social Chair, PIANC Representative
    Chris Cornell, P.E., M.ASCE, Budget Chair
    Pooja Jain, P.E., M.ASCE, Short Course Chair
    Monique Anderson, P.E., M.ASCE, Awards Co-Chair
    Azadeh Bozorgzadeh, P.E., Aff.M.ASCE, Awards Co-Chair
    Doug Sereno, P.E., M.ASCE, Sustainability Liaison
    Cathy Dunn, P.E., Port of New Orleans, Local Representative
    Dennis Lambert, P.E., M.ASCE, Local Representative
    Thais Howard, P.E., M.ASCE
    Philip Erbland, P.E., M.ASCE
    Erin Rooney, P.E., A.M.ASCE
    Michael Wray, P.E., M.ASCE

    Advisory Subcommitttee

    Thomas J. McCollough, P.E., M.ASCE
    Stephen E. Dickenson Ph.D., P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
    Matthew N. Martinez, P.E., S.E., D.PE, M.ASCE

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