The Center for Dredging Studies was established in 1968 as a result of conferences held between educators, representatives of the dredging industry, manufacturers, and officials at Texas A&M University.
The Center is part of the Ocean Engineering Program in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and is supported by gifts and research grants from the dredging industry and the government.
In addition to research and industrial testing, the Center’s activities include teaching university courses and providing annual seminars and short courses concerning advances in dredging engineering technology. The center sponsors two annual dredging short courses:
Dredging Engineering Short Course Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator Short Course The Center for Dredging Studies also actively generates reports, summarized on the Program Research Report list, and has recently installed a sophisticated dredge carriage in the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory.
Dredging Engineering Short Course
Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator Short Course