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GLDD Coastal and Dredging Laboratory classroom

The GLDD Coastal & Dredging Laboratory (CDL) was established in 2022, through an endowment from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company.  The CDL replaces the old Center for Dredging Studies (CDS) which 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 laboratory is located in the Department of Ocean Engineering, and is supported by gifts and research grants from the dredging industry and the government and continuing education courses. 

In addition to research and industrial testing, the lab's activities include teaching university courses and providing annual seminars and short courses concerning advances in dredging engineering technology. The lab sponsors the annual dredging engineering short course. The Coastal and Dredging Laboratory also actively generates reports, participates in regional, national and international dredging conferences and has a cutter suction dredge simulator.

Dredging Engineering Short Course

The Dredging Engineering Short Course is held each year in January. The course includes a mixture of lectures, laboratories and discussion on the Texas A&M faculty. The course is administered by the Coastal and Dredging Laboratory, located in the Department of Ocean Engineering and College of Engineering’s Continuing Education Office at Texas A&M University.

Two textbooks and course notes on all lecture material are provided with the course registration fee. A certificate and continuing education units (~3.0 CEUs) are earned by attending this short course. 

For additional information, contact Adjunct Professor and Director of the GLDD Coastal & Dredging Laboratory Dr. Ram Mohan via email or at 215-756-5030. 

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Between Classes

While you're in town, take some time to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Texas A&M and the cities that surround it. Here are a few resources to help you fill the time between your short course learning experience:

Bryan/College Station

Learn more about the ever-growing twin cities of Bryan and College Station by visiting Visit College Station and Destination Bryan and exploring the many restaurants and things to do in your free time. Find a few Aggie-owned eateries around town to try out in between courses, discover the best places in town to get a souvenir or grab your boots and go line dancing. There's a little bit of everything in Aggieland!

Texas A&M University

Explore our campus! For help navigating your walk around campus, visit the digital Aggie Map. Enjoy a mixture of historic and newly constructed buildings and state-of-the-art technology at Texas A&M University, including the Zachry Engineering Education Complex.