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Purpose

The Government Shallow-Draft Dredges operated by Wilmington District serve multiple projects along the Atlantic Coast. Although operational schedules are regularly coordinated between Wilmington District and user Districts within SAD and NAD, there is currently minimal technical coordination that may result in more efficient sediment management with use of these dredges. By sharing project specifics and lessons learned across Division lines, Wilmington District (as the dredge operator) and user Districts stand to benefit from new ways to use and manage sediment, improve value (maximize productivity, reduce cost, optimize across business lines), gain operational efficiencies, and determine how to best leverage the capabilities of the Shallow-Draft Dredge fleet. A report of recommendations will document the meeting outcome.

Participants

SAD, SAC, SAJ, SAM, SAS, SAW, NAD, NAB, NAE, NAN, NAO, NAP

Agenda

Date/Time Description
Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012
0800-1300
Travel/Check-in
1300-1315 Welcome/Introductions
1315-1345 RSM Program Overview
1345-1500 Project Overviews: SAW, SAC, SAJ, SAS, SAM
1500-1515 Break
1515-1630 Project Overviews: NAE, NAN, NAP, NAB, NAO
Thursday, 19 Jan 2012
0800-0830
SAW Dredge operation perspectives
0830-1000 Brainstorming session; discuss ideas to improve sediment management, productivity, operational efficiencies and cost effectiveness
1000-1015 Break
1015-1100 Brainstorming session (cont.); review workshop findings
1100 -1130 Overview of Upcoming Low-Use Pilot Initiatives
 • Streamlining of USACE MOA Process
 • Evaluation of Low Use/Shallow Draft Coastal Projects Utilizing Government Shallow-Draft Dredges
1130-1200 Wrap-up and Adjourn

Linda Lillycrop (202761-1837