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Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
With the majority of the world's population living along coasts, engineers must consider the effects of waves and water levels, and sometimes ice, when designing coastal infrastructure facilities. These natural forces can cause operational and safety issues, as well as structural damage, with the potential for significant financial consequences. When Baird & Associates (Baird) approached the National Research Council (NRC) in 2004 to undertake physical modeling for a port in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar to assess these risks, the NRC team was up for the challenge.