Coastal Inlets Research Program, US Army ERDC

Coastal Inlets Research Program, US Army ERDC Official page for the Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) located at the Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory at the US Army Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, MS.
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From all of us at CIRP and CHL, we hope you have a great holiday!  Look forward to some content in the coming year!
12/29/2017

From all of us at CIRP and CHL, we hope you have a great holiday! Look forward to some content in the coming year!

02/13/2017

A series of webinar videos from June 2012 on the Coastal Modeling System (Basics and Advanced) have recently been moved to YouTube. There is also one Particle Tracking Model webinar from December 2013 which has been uploaded. More videos to be uploaded soon.
See our YouTube channel for links to the videos.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNt28gy0_TkpiXbeeGz3Vg

04/12/2016
CIRP Webinar Series

The Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) will conduct four 45-minute long webinars on 19-22 April 2016 starting each day at 1:30 pm Central Time to best accommodate participation by District engineers and scientists from different time zones.

Drs. Zeki Demirbilek and Lihwa Lin are the instructors for these webinars. Webinars on April 19-20 will cover WaveNet, and TideNet will be discussed on April 21-22. Both webinars will present hands-on utilization of the new tools, and encourage discussion about potential improvements.

For webinar access, call-in, and descriptions of the webinars, please see:
http://cirp.usace.army.mil/techtransfer/webinars/2016-19Apr-webinar.php

11/16/2014

CIRPies Mitch Brown and Honghai Li presented calculations for Merrimack Inlet, Newburyport, MA at a public meeting on Friday, Nov 14 -- great job, Honghai and Mitch!

A little late-week, after-RARG lunch with 14 coworkers.  Always nice to get together like this.
04/03/2014

A little late-week, after-RARG lunch with 14 coworkers. Always nice to get together like this.

CIRP has been presenting our R&D this week at our Annual Research Area Review Group (RARG) Meeting.  Photos here show (f...
04/03/2014

CIRP has been presenting our R&D this week at our Annual Research Area Review Group (RARG) Meeting. Photos here show (from left to right) Dr. Ned Mitchell, Dr. Zeki Demirbilek, and Dr. Derek Wilson during Technology Demonstration of AISAP and WaveNet, two new CIRP products. Also shown are some of the CIRP posters displayed at the RARG (far right).

For those of us wanting to see more posters, here are the latest -- Nearshore Berms and GenCade!
03/24/2014

For those of us wanting to see more posters, here are the latest -- Nearshore Berms and GenCade!

CIRP is preparing for the 2014 Research Area Review Group (RARG), scheduled for 1-3 April in Vicksburg. We are preparing...
03/13/2014

CIRP is preparing for the 2014 Research Area Review Group (RARG), scheduled for 1-3 April in Vicksburg. We are preparing posters to show some of our latest R&D and spark conversation and review with RARG attendees. Here are a couple of our posters, hot off the presses!

The Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Program and CIRP teamed up to host a Nearshore Berms Workshop held in Vicksburg, ...
03/12/2014

The Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Program and CIRP teamed up to host a Nearshore Berms Workshop held in Vicksburg, MS, 5-6 March 2014. District personnel participated in person and via webinar, with several District presentations on their site-specific problems and needs for nearshore berm research and guidance. Stay tuned to the CIRP and RSM websites for more information about the workshop. POCs are Tanya Beck, Cheryl Pollock, Kelly Legault, and Linda Lillycrop.

Happy Holidays from all of us with CIRP!!
12/23/2013

Happy Holidays from all of us with CIRP!!

12/05/2013

The recording of yesterday’s webinar on PTM has been uploaded to the CIRP website. There are some spots at the end that need to be edited at a later time, but for the most part the entire webinar is available from the link shown below.

Streaming seems to work for IE and Chrome (with a plug in), however Firefox, is giving some difficulty and we will find a fix for this later on. If streaming does not work, there is a link to download and watch with Windows Media Player.

http://cirp.usace.army.mil/techtransfer/webinars/04Dec2013-webinar.php

12/04/2013

We had a good webinar today. 15 participants with a few questions. We will work on the recorded audio/video and post it to our website and will make an announcement once it is online. Looking forward to our next webinar next quarter.

11/27/2013

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in the Coastal Inlets Research Program to those who are celebrating the holiday tomorrow. Be safe and enjoy!!

08/13/2013

CIRP has new doctor in the house, PhD that is. On 21 July 2013, Alejandro (Alex) Sánchez successfully defended his PhD Dissertation entitled "An Implicit Finite-Volume Depth-Integrated Model for Coastal Hydrodynamics and Multiple-Sized Sediment Transport" at the University of Mississippi. Congratulations Alex!

DOTS NAB training - 04/02/2013 - 04/04/2013
04/03/2013

DOTS NAB training - 04/02/2013 - 04/04/2013

Two CIRP staffers, Mitch Brown and Ashley Frey, are giving training via the DOTS program to USACE Baltimore District emp...
04/03/2013

Two CIRP staffers, Mitch Brown and Ashley Frey, are giving training via the DOTS program to USACE Baltimore District employees on April 2-4, 2013. Topics covered are CMS-Flow, CMS-Wave, RMAP, SBAS, and GenCade.

Work is progressing on a project located at Tangier Island, VA. http://www.army.mil/article/99416/For_eroding_island__en...
03/27/2013
For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

Work is progressing on a project located at Tangier Island, VA.
http://www.army.mil/article/99416/For_eroding_island__engineers__efforts_start_with_models/

Researchers are using wind, wave, turbidity data and more to understand the conditions in the Tangier Federal Navigation Channel and harbor. The resulting computer model will help determine what type and size of jetty will protect the waterway and harbor from wave attack, ultimately saving the local...

12/19/2012

We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season. See you in the New Year!

Lunch with some of the CIRP team and visitor from the Jacksonville District
11/08/2012

Lunch with some of the CIRP team and visitor from the Jacksonville District

10/24/2012

CIRP is working on the approval process for our biannual technology transfer workshop given in conjunction with the FSBPA National Conference on Beach Preservation. The workshop (once approved) will take place 11-13 Feb 2013 (2.5 days) in Jacksonville, FL. More information will be released as we move forward.

10/12/2012

CIRP is gearing up for another webinar next week! This time it is a 2 hr/day, 3-day instruction event for GenCade. Ashley Frey and Rusty Permenter will be the instrutors.

For registration, please visit http://cirp.usace.army.mil/webinars/16Oct2012-webinar.html. More information will also be provided shortly at this link and on this page.

Coastal Inlets Research Program, US Army ERDC's cover photo
10/01/2012

Coastal Inlets Research Program, US Army ERDC's cover photo

10/01/2012

The stats have been tabulated for the last 12 months. CIRP has been very productive this past year.
-- published 12 technical reports
-- published 9 technical notes
-- published 5 journal articles
-- had over 6600 website hits and close to 20000 page views
-- given 1 3-day workshop and 2 5-day webinars
-- responded to 2 district requests for training through the DOTS program.
Way to go to all the CIRP staff!

06/22/2012
http://cirp.usace.army.mil/webinars/18June2012-webinar.html

The second week of webinars will conclude today. This week's topics covered many Advanced techniques for using the Coastal Modeling System. Videos and presentation material will be available on the webinar web page, http://cirp.usace.army.mil/webinars/18June2012-webinar.html

For those presently registered for the webinar, you should have received an email confirmation for the webinar. If not, please contact Mitch [email protected].

06/14/2012

The first week of our two-week webinar on the Coastal Modeling System is almost complete. Despite some technical issues here and there, I think the webinar is going very well.

04/14/2012
http://cirp.usace.army.mil/webinars/

Breaking News, only for our Facebook Fans!

The Coastal Inlets Research Program will be hosting three (free) Webinars this summer:

Beginning CMS/SMS -- June 11-15, 2012, 1-3 pm CDT
Advanced CMS -- June 18-22, 2012, 1-3 pm CDT
GenCade -- Sep 11-13, 2012, 1-3 pm CDT

You can register here: http://cirp.usace.army.mil/webinars/

More information will be coming soon; stay tuned!

Research Area Review Group 2012
04/05/2012

Research Area Review Group 2012

12/24/2011

CIRP wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

CIRP is putting together our 13th annual workshop (38th overall).  It will be held 6-8 March 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.  ...
12/20/2011
http://cirp.usace.army.mil/workshops/nap12/NAP-Workshop.html

CIRP is putting together our 13th annual workshop (38th overall). It will be held 6-8 March 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. Visit the workshop web page for the preliminary agenda, list of nearby hotels, and more information.

13th Annual CIRP Technology-Transfer Workshop (#38)6-8 March 2012 Philadelphia District US Army Corps of Engineers

Finally, after months of waiting, the fully public release of SMS 11.0 is now available on the CIRP website and on the A...
10/11/2011
Coastal Inlets Research Program

Finally, after months of waiting, the fully public release of SMS 11.0 is now available on the CIRP website and on the Aquaveo website. http://cirp.usace.army.mil/

The United States, through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has national interest in the stability and evolution of coastal inlets. Almost $1 billion is expended annually to operate and maintain federal coastal inlet navigation projects including the inlet channel, associated jetties and breakwater...

09/22/2011

FY11......end already

Nine (9) conference papers from Coastal Sediments 2011 covering various CIRP technology or product were recently added t...
09/08/2011

Nine (9) conference papers from Coastal Sediments 2011 covering various CIRP technology or product were recently added to the CIRP Website (http://cirp.usace.army.mil/pubs/confpapers.html). Three (3) other papers delivered by others but using CIRP technology can be found in the "Other Publications" section.

A better workshop picture
09/04/2011

A better workshop picture

CIRP gave our 37th sequential technology transfer workshop in San Diego, CA -- Thanks, Mitch, Ashley, Rob, Honghai, and ...
09/03/2011

CIRP gave our 37th sequential technology transfer workshop in San Diego, CA -- Thanks, Mitch, Ashley, Rob, Honghai, and Lihwa!

CIRP enjoys lunching with friends
06/30/2011

CIRP enjoys lunching with friends

Timeline Photos
06/25/2011

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06/25/2011

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06/25/2011

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06/25/2011

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Address

3909 Halls Ferry Rd
Vicksburg, MS
39180

General information

The Coastal Inlets Research Program, or CIRP, advances the state of knowledge and develops engineering technology for predicting the waves, current, sediment transport, and morphology change at and around inlets. Products of the CIRP improve management and design of coastal inlets through increased reliability of actions and reduction in operation and maintenance costs. The CIRP takes a variety of approaches, including developing concepts and theory for all relevant time scales, numerical simulation, field data collection, and laboratory experimentation. Reports and peer-reviewed articles as found on this web site provide the information gained from the CIRP to the Corps, scientific community, and public.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 05:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 05:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 05:00
Thursday 08:00 - 05:00
Friday 08:00 - 05:00

Telephone

(601) 634-4036

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