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USACE Ship-Induced Wake Study

The goal of this study was to understand the impact of vessel traffic patterns and associated boat wakes generated by large commercial vessels on Tybee Island. Project Lead: US Army Corps of Engineers Funding: $175,000 from USACE, $175,000 from Georgia Department of Community Affairs Partners: USACE, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Project Summary:  The federally maintained navigation […]

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Tybee Prepares for Long-Term Solutions to Climate Change, Erosion, Storms

June 10, 2022 – Thousands of beachgoers visit Tybee Island each year to take in the scenic views of Georgia’s barrier islands. What they may not notice is the environmental engineering and planning all around them aimed at protecting Tybee Island from storms and a rising sea level. This year is slated to be another above-normal

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Skidaway Institute Drone Monitoring Project

This project aims to monitor man-made dunes and beach on Tybee Island using unmanned aerial systems. Project Lead: Clark Alexander, UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, clark.alexander@skio.uga.edu  Partners: City of Tybee, Tybee Beach Task force, Tybee citizen scientists, UGA Skidaway Institute summer interns and SSU REU Bridge participants, UGA Ocean Science majors in the Semester@Skidaway domestic

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Dune Vegetation and Best Practices Project

This project aims to monitor dune vegetation and document best practices of beach and dune restoration.  Project Lead: Lissa Leege, Georgia Southern University, leege@georgiasouthern.edu Partners: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, University of Georgia Marine Extension and Sea Grant, Georgia Southern College of Science and Mathematics, Georgia Southern Institute for Coastal Plain Science, Georgia Southern Office

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Dune and Beach Restoration Project

This project aims to maintain and improve the resiliency of Tybee Island’s beaches through regular beach renourishments. Project Lead: Alan Robertson, AWR Strategic Consulting, awrstrategic@gmail.com  Partners:  A.D. Williams Construction, EarthBalance, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Guardian Retention Systems, USACE Funding: $160,000 from City of Tybee Island for Phase 1 dune

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Tybee Island Dune Restoration Featured in Resiliency Video Series

May 11, 2022 – The Faces of Resiliency video series highlights how communities are increasing their resilience to sea level rise, storm surge and flooding. The series, developed by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, features interviews with coastal residents and researchers who share stories of adapting to coastal hazards through community engagement and collaboration

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Tybee Island Gaining Global Attention from NASA and International Scientists

March 4, 2020 – Tybee Island was the site of the U.S. Forest Service’s International Seminar on Community Resilience and hosted group visits including senior government officials and advisors from around the world, including Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Nepal, Jamaica, and Brazil. They will study the island’s current and future plans

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