• Next generation of the world’s most popular coastal manual developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Basis for future coastal engineering studies throughout the world
  • A major update of the original 1973 Shore Protection Manual (last revised in 1984)
  • Both science based and engineering based parts
  • Includes technical advances made throughout the world
  • A comprehensive state-of-the-art manual incorporating tools and procedures to plan, design, construct, and maintain coastal projects
  • Over 3000 pages if printed – numerous color photographs
  • An interactive electronic resource
  • Metric and English units; fresh and seawater; scientific notation
  • 70 Live (programmed) example problems and over 400 other programmed models or equations
  • Insightful and live / interactive graphic displays
  • Hot linked references and comprehensive document search capability
  • Easy navigation among text, figures, equations, references and example problems
  • Easily used Web Browser technology, text translated to HTML (not PDF)
  • Adjustable windows, variable font size
  • Capture materials for your use, export, plot, and print capability; and spreadsheet capability
  • Manual data are preloaded – enter your data and recalculate
  • Living manual – periodic updates through web site downloads or CD-ROM updates




Replacement for the Shore Protection Manual (SPM)

The CEM is the modern replacement of the Shore Protection Manual, the basis for coastal engineering practices in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and most standard engineering projects throughout the world. It incorporates contributions from worldwide experts/practitioners and latest research techniques, procedures, and information.  The CEM provides broader coverage of all aspects of coastal engineering than the SPM. New sections have been added on navigation and harbor design, dredging and disposal, structure repair and rehabilitation, beach restoration, wetland and low energy shore protection, cohesive shores, risk analysis, field instrumentation, numerical simulation, the engineering process, and other topics.

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