Welcome to I-STORM!

We would like our visitors to get the best possible experience when visiting our website. Therefore, we recommend opening this website in another browser (Chrome, Safari, Edge) for optimum responsiveness and user experience. Microsoft is not going to support Internet Explorer in the future and therefore some of our functionalities may not work.

Login
Translate
Translate

I-STORM can not be held responsible for the accuracy of the translation.

Get involved

Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project

Meeting - organised by I-STORM international

Members only

17 March 2019

To evaluate a selection of storm surge barrier concepts for a proposed barrier in Texas (USA), I-STORM members were invited to contribute their knowledge and experience during this Gate Design Workshop.

The Coastal TX Study Team, a cooperation of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas General Land Office (TGLO), invited I-STORM members to contribute to a Gate Design Workshop which explored different possible barrier concepts, and selected concepts to be taken forward to initial design and the next level of feasibility analysis. 

The team was particularly keen to hear from those who could contribute to design criteria discussions in the following areas:

  • hydraulics
  • engineering
  • environmental
  • cost
  • climate and Adaptability
  • operation and Maintenance
  • any other factors that need to be considered

Recap

During this meeting I-STORM members were given an exciting opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience. In total about 45-50 people attended this workshop, with representatives travelling from across the USA, England, and the Netherlands and the USA, including TGLO, Rijkswaterstaat and Environment Agency and local universities.

Thank you

The workshop left the Coastal Texas Study Team with plenty of work to do to complete the study, but the discussions and recommendations from the group provided them much more clarity on the type or types of structures that would be best for the Galveston Entrance Channel. “This was a new type of undertaking for the network and I think we all agree that it was a tremendous success. Also, we would like to thank the members of I-STORM, both near and far, who participated. Your expertise and knowledge on the design, construction, operations and maintenance of large coastal structures is invaluable to the study team as we move forward in completing our feasibility report. We greatly appreciate everyone's contribution!”

website Object ( [menu] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 19 [title] => Events [url] => /initiatives/events/gate-design-workshop-coastal-texas-project [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [pagebanners] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 36 [cattitle] => INT - Events [title] => All knowledge is connected, the fun is making the connection [intro] => [resource] => /admin/upload/1/I-STORM_INT/INT Images/INT Images 1 - banners/EVENTS NL Eastern Scheldt-2016-161012-annual meeting workshop-JW.jpg [image] => /data/www/is_website/istorm.appstudio.nl/admin/upload/1/I-STORM_INT/INT Images/INT Images 1 - banners/EVENTS NL Eastern Scheldt-2016-161012-annual meeting workshop-JW.jpg [tintcolor] => #004d65 [useOverlay] => 0 ) ) ) [preview_id] => 19 [breadcrumbs] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [title] => Home [alias_sep] => [alias_full] => / ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [title] => Initiatives [alias_sep] => initiatives [alias_full] => /initiatives/ ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [title] => Events [alias_sep] => events [alias_full] => /initiatives/events/ ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [title] => [alias_sep] => [alias_full] => /initiatives/events// ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [title] => Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project [alias_sep] => gate-design-workshop-coastal-texas-project [alias_full] => /initiatives/events//gate-design-workshop-coastal-texas-project/ ) ) [aliasFound] => ) [page] => stdClass Object ( [language] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 1 [code] => en-GB [language] => en-GB [icon] => [sort] => 1 [path] => [url] => ) [headTitle] => Events - I-STORM [metaKeywords] => [metaDescription] => [currentUrl] => /initiatives/events/gate-design-workshop-coastal-texas-project [navigation_id] => 1 [member] => 0 [template_id] => 1 [id] => 8 [title] => Events [contentLanguage] => en [style_id] => [style_class] => [content] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 17 [number_of_cells] => 1 [style_id] => [style_class] => [cells] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 19 [title] => Events [content_type] => website_type_events_full_item [style_id] => [style_class] => [data] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 108 [object_id] => 108 [date] => 17 - 19 March, 2019 [date_from] => 2019-03-17 [date_till] => 2019-03-19 [location] => Galveston, Texas, USA [title] => Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project [subtitle] => Meeting - organised by I-STORM international [alias] => gate-design-workshop-coastal-texas-project [intro] =>

To evaluate a selection of storm surge barrier concepts for a proposed barrier in Texas (USA), I-STORM members were invited to contribute their knowledge and experience during this Gate Design Workshop.

[text] =>

The Coastal TX Study Team, a cooperation of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas General Land Office (TGLO), invited I-STORM members to contribute to a Gate Design Workshop which explored different possible barrier concepts, and selected concepts to be taken forward to initial design and the next level of feasibility analysis. 

The team was particularly keen to hear from those who could contribute to design criteria discussions in the following areas:

Recap

During this meeting I-STORM members were given an exciting opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience. In total about 45-50 people attended this workshop, with representatives travelling from across the USA, England, and the Netherlands and the USA, including TGLO, Rijkswaterstaat and Environment Agency and local universities.

Thank you

The workshop left the Coastal Texas Study Team with plenty of work to do to complete the study, but the discussions and recommendations from the group provided them much more clarity on the type or types of structures that would be best for the Galveston Entrance Channel. “This was a new type of undertaking for the network and I think we all agree that it was a tremendous success. Also, we would like to thank the members of I-STORM, both near and far, who participated. Your expertise and knowledge on the design, construction, operations and maintenance of large coastal structures is invaluable to the study team as we move forward in completing our feasibility report. We greatly appreciate everyone's contribution!”

[membertext] => [preview_status] => live [pubdate] => 2020-10-13 [start_time] => 15:00:00 [until_time] => 17:00:00 [timezone] => GMT-6 [slider] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 63 [type] => Image [file] => 1/I-STORM_INT/INT Events/190317 Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project/USA Galveston-2018-Dec-proposed barriers.png [path] => /data/www/is_website/istorm.appstudio.nl/admin/upload/1/I-STORM_INT/INT Events/190317 Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project/USA Galveston-2018-Dec-proposed barriers.png [url] => /admin/upload/1/I-STORM_INT/INT Events/190317 Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project/USA Galveston-2018-Dec-proposed barriers.png [video_type] => vimeo [link] => [embed_link] => [membergroup_id] => ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 76 [type] => Image [file] => 1/I-STORM_INT/INT Events/190317 Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project/USA USACE Gate Workshop group 1 17-03-19.jpg [path] => /data/www/is_website/istorm.appstudio.nl/admin/upload/1/I-STORM_INT/INT Events/190317 Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project/USA USACE Gate Workshop group 1 17-03-19.jpg [url] => /admin/upload/1/I-STORM_INT/INT Events/190317 Gate Design Workshop Coastal Texas Project/USA USACE Gate Workshop group 1 17-03-19.jpg [video_type] => vimeo [link] => [embed_link] => [membergroup_id] => ) ) [documents] => Array ( ) [documents_member] => Array ( ) [member] => Array ( [0] => 4 ) ) [member] => Array ( ) ) ) [member] => Array ( ) ) ) [membergroups] => Array ( ) [tintcolor] => #004d65 [useOverlay] => ) [template] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 1 [title] => Default [file] => templates/istorm/default.php [root] => /templates/istorm [path] => /data/www/is_website/istorm.appstudio.nl/templates/istorm [settings] => ) [website] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 1 [template_name] => istorm [title] => I-STORM [url] => https://www.i-storm.org [base] => / [default_language] => en-GB [analytics] => G-FBWCSD7FS8 [cookie_description] => We would like to let you know that we use cookies on our website. By accepting this, our cookies will provide you with a great experience and help our website run effectively. For more information on our cookies policy, please see our ‘exciting’ Privacy Notice :-). [style_id] => [style_class] => [logo] => [slogan] => [headTitle] => I-STORM [metaKeywords] => ISTORM [metaDescription] => [current_preview_id] => 0 ) [languages] => Array ( [en-GB] => Array ( [id] => 1 [code] => en-GB [language] => en-GB [icon] => [sort] => 1 [path] => [url] => ) ) [microtime] => 1639047156.5265 [db] => mysqli Object ( [affected_rows] => -1 [client_info] => mysqlnd 7.4.3 [client_version] => 70403 [connect_errno] => 0 [connect_error] => [errno] => 0 [error] => [error_list] => Array ( ) [field_count] => 9 [host_info] => Localhost via UNIX socket [info] => [insert_id] => 0 [server_info] => 8.0.27-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 [server_version] => 80027 [sqlstate] => 00000 [protocol_version] => 10 [thread_id] => 808713 [warning_count] => 0 ) [user] => stdClass Object ( [member_groups] => Array ( ) [membergroup] => 0 [notifications] => Array ( ) [preferedLanguage] => ) [preview] => [statusses] => 'live' ) stdClass Object ( [id] => 1 [title] => Main menu [style_id] => [style_class] => [membergroups] => 0 [menu] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 1 [title] => Home [url] => / [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => [children] => Array ( ) ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 2 [title] => Story [url] => /story [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => [children] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 287 [title] => The challenge [url] => /story/#story-the-challenge [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 284 [title] => About us [url] => /story/#about-us [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 317 [title] => Our aims [url] => /story/#story-our-aims [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 182 [title] => History [url] => /story/history [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) ) ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 3 [title] => Initiatives [url] => /initiatives [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => badged [active] => 1 [current] => [has_member_content] => [children] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 243 [title] => What we do [url] => /initiatives/what-we-do [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => [children] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 533 [title] => Projects [url] => /initiatives/what-we-do/projects [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) ) ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 19 [title] => Events [url] => /initiatives/events [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 278 [title] => News [url] => /initiatives/initiatives-news [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 225 [title] => Downloads [url] => /initiatives/downloads [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 290 [title] => Further reading [url] => /initiatives/#further-reading [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) ) ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 5 [title] => Barriers [url] => /barriers [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => badged [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => [children] => Array ( ) ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 171 [title] => Membership [url] => /membership [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => [children] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 373 [title] => Membership types [url] => /membership/#membership-membership-types [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 370 [title] => Our members [url] => /membership/#membership-our-members [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 372 [title] => Benefits [url] => /membership/#membership-benefits [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 374 [title] => How to join [url] => /membership/#membership-how-to-join [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => ) ) ) [5] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 4 [title] => Contact [url] => /contact [icon] => [style_id] => [style_class] => [active] => [current] => [has_member_content] => [children] => Array ( ) ) ) [translations] => Array ( [1] => Array ( [alias_url_preview_484] => home [alias_url] => home ) [225] => Array ( [alias_url] => downloads ) [2] => Array ( [alias_url] => story ) [333] => Array ( [alias_url_preview_437] => home [alias_url_preview_436] => home ) [329] => Array ( [alias_url] => member ) [5] => Array ( [alias_url] => barriers ) [4] => Array ( [alias_url] => contact ) [19] => Array ( [alias_url] => events [menu_title] => Events ) [398] => Array ( [alias_url] => news ) [3] => Array ( [alias_url] => initiatives ) [284] => Array ( [alias_url] => #about-us ) [193] => Array ( [alias_url] => terms-and-conditions ) [194] => Array ( [alias_url] => privacy-notice ) [374] => Array ( [alias_url] => #membership-how-to-join ) [373] => Array ( [alias_url] => #membership-membership-types ) [372] => Array ( [alias_url] => #membership-benefits ) [370] => Array ( [alias_url] => #membership-our-members ) [196] => Array ( [alias_url] => https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8959685/ ) [195] => Array ( [alias_url] => https://twitter.com/ISTORMnetwork ) [243] => Array ( [alias_url] => what-we-do ) [317] => Array ( [alias_url] => #story-our-aims ) [210] => Array ( [alias_url] => get-involved ) [287] => Array ( [alias_url] => #story-the-challenge ) [182] => Array ( [alias_url] => history ) [278] => Array ( [alias_url] => initiatives-news ) [290] => Array ( [alias_url] => #further-reading ) [248] => Array ( [alias_url_preview_289] => news ) [197] => Array ( [alias_url] => search ) [171] => Array ( [alias_url] => membership ) ) ) Array ( [membergroup] => 0 )