Project Locations > Inlet Management & Navigation

Canaveral Harbor Federal Navigation Project; Inlet Sand Management

Olsen Associates, Inc. (OAI) has been the coastal engineering consultant for the Canaveral Port Authority since 1991. 

Cape Fear River Entrance Numerical Modeling

Olsen Associates, Inc.  developed a Delft 3D model of the Cape Fear River entrance in order to assess the effects of a federal channel deepening of the ocean entrance reconfiguration and potential remedial modifications to the project.

Federal Navigation Project Mitigation

Olsen Associates, Inc. has provided technical assistance, impact analysis and expert witness testimony to identify and mitigate beach erosion along shorelines adjacent to federal navigation projects throughout the southeast US.

Hilton Head Island: Tidal Channel Relocation Project at Port Royal Plantation

In 1997, Olsen Associates, Inc. was the Engineer-of-Record for the relocation of a large tidal channel located at the northern end of Hilton Head Island. 

Port Everglades Sand Bypassing

Olsen Associates, Inc. is the Engineer-of-Record for the planning, design, permitting, construction and monitoring of a sand bypass project at Port Everglades.  As designed, the project will include the construction of a sand trap, improvements to the Port Everglades north jetty, and accommodation of periodic sand transfer every 2 to 3 years.

Rudee Inlet, Virginia – Management Study and Infrastructure Rehabilitation

For this small craft navigation project in Virginia Beach, Olsen Associates, Inc. was responsible for the principal coastal engineering analysis of the inlet’s sediment transport processes and dredging practices, sediment budget, hydrodynamics, and formulation of technical recommendations to improve the efficiency of sand management at the inlet and reliability of safe navigation. 

Sea Pines Resort: 18th Green Marsh Restoration Project, Hilton Head Island

Olsen Associates, Inc. is the Engineer-of-Record for a shoreline stabilization and marsh restoration project adjacent to the 18th Green of Harbour Town Golf Links on Calibogue Sound at Hilton Head Island, SC.  The project, which is required to address high shoreline retreat rates and extensive spartina marsh loss, will include the construction of six detached rock breakwaters, sand fill, and the planting of more than 3 acres of Spartina alternifloramarsh grass.

St. Mary's Entrance Inlet Management

Olsen Associates, Inc. assisted in the facilitation of a Sand Management Plan at this federal navigation project which has resulted in the strategic placement of over 5 mcy of sand on Amelia Island, FL.