COPRI BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
October 25, 2002
1 Call to Order and Introductions
1.1 COPRI Board of Governors (CBG) President Tony Dalrymple called the meeting to order at 9:00
a.m. on Friday, October 25. The meeting was held in the ASCE/COPRI Headquarters Building in Washington,
1.2 CBG, ASCE staff, COPRI committee members, and visitors listed below participated in this
COPRI Governing Board Members:
Robert (Tony) A. Dalrymple, President
James E. Dailey, Past-President
Charles C. Calhoun, Jr., Member
Louise A. Wallendorf, ASCE Board of Directors (BOD) appointee
Thomas H. Christensen, Treasurer (after lunch)
Michael J. Briggs, Secretary
ASCE/COPRI Staff Members:
Brian Parsons, COPRI Executive Director
Patricia S. Brown, COPRI Director
Kelly J. Barnes, Program Coordinator
Carol Gerard, Marketing and Communications Director
Gordon Sterling, Chair, ASCE BOD Committee on Conferences, Shell Oil (retired)
Ronald R. Conner, Secretary U.S. Section, PIANC (lunch only)
1.3 Special thanks to COPRI Staff for making the arrangements for our meeting and the use of the
downtown Washington conference facilities.
1.4 Welcome to our newest member, Tom Christensen, who was elected Treasurer. Tom will be
replacing Bill Hall who will be taking over from Douglas Sethness, Jr. as the new Ports representative to the
CBG. Tom works with Kellogg Brown and Root. Welcome aboard Tom!
1.5 Ron Conner gave us an overview of the U.S. Section, PIANC, over lunch. We discussed some ways
that PIANC and COPRI can work together in the future.
2 Previous Meetings and Agenda Review
Tony conducted reviews of the previous meeting minutes and the meeting agenda.
2.1 Minutes of the April 15-16, 2002 CBG meeting in Vicksburg, MS were reviewed and approved.
2.2 The Agenda for today’s meeting (see Appendix A) was reviewed and adopted without additions.
3 ASCE Board of Direction
Patty and Brian reported on the ASCE Board of Direction meeting.
3.1 The ASCE Board of Direction conducted a board orientation on October 4-5. ASCE is now
supporting policy-based board operations for themselves and the Institutes. A policy-based board should (a)
focus on policy and policy decisions, (b) formulate policy by moving from broad to narrow, (c) define and
delegate rather than react and ratify, (d) concentrate on defining ends, (e) define sideboards for means, and (f)
speak with one voice. In other words, a governing board should set directions, oversee operations, set policy,
and think strategically.
3.2 Since the CBG’s time can be better spent defining rather that doing, we will rely on the committee
chairs to send in written summaries ahead of time rather than reporting during meetings. A “consent agenda”
will be used to accept the committee reports without actually having to discuss in detail during the meeting.
ACTION: Staff will send letter to all committees informing them of new COPRI policy that they only
have to submit committee reports once per year. They also have to include a budget request for the next
4 Staff Reports
Patty and Kelly reported on COPRI Staff activities.
4.1 Everyone is happy with the “Wednesday-O-Grams” E-mailed by Kelly and Patty to CBG members
every Wednesday. They provide a valuable summary of items requiring attention, while minimizing the e-mail
4.2 The ASCE Council of Institutes Leaders (CIL) has drafted a “Concept for ASCE-Institute
Operations.” It describes the (a) role of Institutes, (b) institute goals and objectives, (c) institute and society
services, (d) membership and benefits, (e) communications, (f) organizational structure, (g) staff, (h) funding
and finances, (i) local and student groups, (j) relationships with societal and non-societal groups, (k) evaluation,
and (l) bylaws. We spent a great deal of time going over the details and recommending changes. It is due in
January 2003 for a San Diego, CA meeting with final action in April 2003. ACTION: Staff to send CBG
response to “Concept for ASCE-Institute Operations” Report to CIL by October 27.
4.3 As a matter of interest, CBG member expenses are tax deductible if not reimbursed through ASCE
5 Treasurers Report
Patty reported on the status of the COPRI treasury.
5.1 The Dredging and Coastal Disasters conferences made approximately $50K. Publications and
royalties netted about $10K. The net balance for FY02 is about $18K, although we had to use half of our
reserves from last year.
5.2 The FY03 budget is projecting an $18K shortfall, but we are optimistic that this amount will be
recouped during the year (see below 5.3).
5.3 COPRI receives $90K each year from ASCE as our institute stipend. In FY03 ASCE plans to reduce
these stipends by $15K. Brian has drafted a memorandum to ASCE’s Larry Roth describing a proposal for an
ASCE-COPRI OTC benefit-sharing model that will provide more reasonable revenues to COPRI from the OTC
conference. It is proposed that COPRI receive 10% of the 1998-2002 average ASCE net income from OTC
(approximately $45K per year) as the baseline share in the OTC return to the Society. Similarly, as in the
Model Agreement for Conferences, it is proposed that COPRI also receive 50% of all net revenue in surplus of
the average net income ($447K) received by ASCE from OTC. ACTION: Staff will send memo to ASCE
about increasing COPRI’s revenue from the OTC profits to realistically reflect our input into this
conference. The annual stipend should at least have a cost of living adjustment. Also, the $15K that we
are scheduled to return to ASCE is a relatively high percentage of our income, relative to other
5.4 The Veritech Company has produced an interactive version of the Army Corps new Coastal
Engineering Manual (CEM). The possibility of promoting this software was discussed again. COPRI would get
3% royalties on everything sold through COPRI/ASCE. If we promote the Veritech version o f the CEM, we
should make sure our members are aware that there is a free-ware version without the “bells and whistles.”
ACTION: Staff will investigate ASCE/COPRI legal exposure to offering members a discount to
purchase Veritech software. If this is okay we may want to do the same with other vendors.
6 Administrative Committee Reports
Administrative committees include the Awards, Coastal Engineering Research Council (CERC), Membership,
Communications, Planning and Coordinating, and Publications. In general, these reports came from the
6.1.1 Steve Hughes is the new Awards Committee Chair, replacing Tony. Congratulations Steve!
6.1.2 The past Moffatt and Nichol Award Judges were Prof. Robert Wiegel, Dr. Ben Gerwick, and Dr.
Bill Kazokas. Thanks for many years of exemplary service and a job very well done. ACTION: Tony will
present awards of appreciation at a suitable venue later in the year.
6.1.3 We received many excellent nominations for the Moffatt and Nichol Award Judges.
Congratulations to our new judges Drs. Billy Edge, William Baird, and Marc Sterns. Welcome aboard to our
new judges! ACTION: Staff will send award committee procedures to the new Moffatt and Nichol Panel
6.2 Coastal Engineering Research Council (CERC)
6.2.1 The 28th ICCE was successfully completed this past summer. Schedules for future ICCE’s are
Portugal in 2004 and San Diego in 2006. Ron Noble is the person in charge of organizing ICCE ’06.
6.3 Communications Committee
6.3.1 Carol Gerard, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, reported on the advantages and
disadvantages of publishing the newsletter versus E-mail distribution for those requesting this medium. Based
on EWRI experience using mail and E-mail distribution, we can probably save as much as 50% in postage
versus mailing only. ACTION: Staff will explore potential cost savings of sending Waterways Newsletter
electronically to those only wanting to receive in this manner. If savings can be substantial, then we will
6.3.2 The third COPRI Waterways Newsletter (Volume 2, Issue 3, Fall 2002) is being mailed.
Congratulations to Kelly, Patty, and Carol Gerard for another excellent job! They are busy working on the next
issue and request committee chairs to continue to send information on their activities. Ideas for submission
include (a) technical articles, (b) new developments in the field, (c) book reviews, (d) publication
announcements, (e) conference announcements, (f) committee updates, (g) continuing education workshops, (h)
partnerships with other associations or groups, (i) student activities, and (j) awards. Articles only have to be a
paragraph long. Photographs are especially useful. ACTION: Committee Chairs please submit news
articles on your activities.
6.3.3 Jim Dailey suggested that David Kraemer might be interested in the Communications Chair
position, recently vacated by Dan Cox, as he is performing this function for the OOEC.
6.4.1 COPRI now has 2,300 members, with 99 paying the $80 COPRI-only dues.
6.4.2 COPRI has a 40% retention rate of the members who are given free membership as conference
6.4.3 The CBG would like to establish a permanent Membership Committee. This committee would be
responsible for soliciting new members, establishing membership criteria for corporate and other member
classes, and promoting these memberships. ACTION: Louise will ask Mike Hemsley if he is interested in
chairing Membership committee. Other possibilities are Shun Ling or Don Slinn, University of Florida.
Coordinate with Ports and other technical committees to see if they would like to nominate a member
6.4.4 Corporate membership is a way to generate revenue. Different levels of funding can be defined
with different benefits including individual membership, exhibit booth space at conferences, and advertisements
in the COPRI Newsletter. ACTION: Staff will draft a “straw man” on Corporate Membership including
sponsorship levels, funding requirements, benefits, booth space, advertisements, etc. using existing plans
by November 15. After review by CBG, may want to try out in time for the Coastal Structures ’03
6.5 Planning and Coordinating Committee
6.5.1 This committee has been inactive lately. A good procedure might be to have Past-Presidents
rotate automatically onto this committee. ACTION: Staff will look at Bylaws to see if we can easily make
policy to include rotating Past-Presidents as new members of the Planning and Coordinating Committee.
6.5.2 The COPRI Planning Committee should look at the Bylaws every couple of years (i.e., 5 years) to
make sure procedures are still relevant and current. ACTION: Staff should include COPRI Bylaws on web
6.5.3 Strategic plan discussions could be posted on a COPRI E-Room site that would allow only
members to access the information. ACTION: Staff will set up E-room site for COPRI. This site would
include items that we do not necessarily want the whole world to know about including the Strategic
Plan, templates for budgets, etc.
6.6 Publications Committee
6.6.1 The WWPCOE Journal is in good shape. Zeki Demirbilek, Editor, reported that he could always
use some new Associate Editors. The acceptance rate and backlog are about normal for this journal.
6.6.2 We should prepare a nice acknowledgement for Dr. Jim Kirby for all of his work with the
WWPCOE. He is going to resign shortly to assume editorship of the Journal of Geophysical Research. Jim
volunteered for 2 turns as WWPCOE Editor when Zeki was sick and not able to begin is normal rotation as
Editor. Jim also has been one of our best reviewers, since he always is agreeable about accepting new review
papers. ACTION: Mike and Tony will prepare an award certificate for Jim Kirby for his exceptional
work as the Editor of the Waterways, Ports, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering Journal for two terms from
1996 to 2000.
6.6.3 Zeki does not need any funding from COPRI this fiscal year since he has enough from the ASCE
6.6.4 Zeki thinks electronic submissions and publication techniques would be very helpful and speed up
the review process.
7 Technical Committees
Technical committees include the Coastal Engineering Practice, Coastal Zone Management, Ocean and
Offshore Engineering, Ports and Harbors, Rubble Mound Structures, Waterways, and Wetlands and River
Restoration. These reports are based on input from the committee chairs. A “consent agenda” was used to
accept the committee reports without actually having to discuss in detail during the meeting.
7.1 Coastal Engineering Practice
7.1.1 No report.
7.1.2 The Chair for FY03 is Jack C. Cox.
7.2 Coastal Zone Management
7.2.1 The Coastal Zone Management Committee (CZM) met on February 26 in San Diego, CA. Lesley
C. Ewing continues as Chair, Billy Edge as Vice-Chair, Mandy Loeffler is Secretary, and John Housley as Past
7.2.2 Marty Miller is preparing a session on Atypical Beaches for Coastal Zone ’03.
7.2.3 The CZM is beginning work on their next conference entitled, Carbonate Beaches ‘04. The
organizing committee Co-Chairs are Orville Magoon and Lisa Robbins.
7.2.4 The proposal for Solutions to Coastal Disasters ’05 conference was accepted by CBG. The
Organizational Chair is Louise Wallendorf, and Technical Co-Chairs are Chris Jones and Spencer Rogers.
7.2.5 An Urban Shoreline organizing committee consists of Chair Orville Magoon and Vice-Chair
7.2.6 The next meeting will be in conjunction with Coastal Structures ’03.
7.3 Ocean and Offshore Engineering
7.3.1 The Ocean and Offshore Engineering (OOEC) met in the Officers Club at the U.S. Naval
Academy, Annapolis, MD, on October 24. Special thanks to Dr. Michael McCormick for hosting. Officers
include Chair Joseph M.H. Kim, Vice-Chair Patrick J. Hudson, and Secretary Don Ward. New member is J.J.
7.3.2 Dr. Zhang was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his hard work as Chair of the OOEC
during the transition and merger between the Ocean Engineering and the Wave and Wave Forces committees.
7.3.3 The ASCE Monograph entitled “Spar Technology” is almost complete, but is still delayed by a
few authors. Dr. Dailey volunteered to assist with some gentle prodding!
7.3.4 The ASCE Handbook entitled “Advances in Coastal Structure Design” by Dr. Ray Mohan is at the
ASCE Publications Department. Congratulations to Dr. Mohan and his co-authors!
7.3.6 The IAHR/COPRI Long Waves Symposium is scheduled for August 2003 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
They have 38 abstracts and two keynotes from 18 different countries over 9 sessions in 2.5 days. Information
is available at the symposium website at www.civil.auth.gr/LWS2003.
7.3.7 The International Symposium Deepwater Mooring Systems is scheduled for Houston, TX on
October 2, 2003. They have 30 abstracts and two panel discussions. The organizing committee would like to re-
publish selected papers in a Special Issue of the Ocean Engineering Journal (Michael McCormick, Editor).
7.3.9 The afternoon was devoted to the CEO6 (Civil Engineering in the Ocean VI) Conference, which
will be held in 2004 or 2005. Organizing committee members present included Mike Briggs, Don Ward, David
Kraemer, Leon Borgman, Paul Palo, and Michael McCormick. Absent were Joe Kallaby and Pat Hudson.
Discussion focused on the date and venue for the conference, target audience, and committee duties. Kelly
Barnes and David Kraemer established an Internet message board.
7.3.10 The next committee meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the Deepwater Mooring and Riser
Systems Symposium in Houston in October 2003.
7.4 Ports and Harbors
7.4.1 The Ports and Harbors Committee (P&H) met on April 26 in Houston and October 18 in Mt.
Peasant, SC. Douglas A. Thiessen is the new Chair, Joe T. Bryant Past-Chair, and C.A. Hubler is Treasurer of
the P&H for FY03.
7.4.2 The main topic of discussion was Ports 2004, scheduled for May 22-26, 2004. Chair Steve Curtis,
Steve DeWolf, and Ty Thomas are working with the Houston Visitors & Convention Bureau, and ASCE
Headquarters staff. They will meet again on November 14 in Houston.
7.4.3 Topics for new committee efforts include (a) Future Waterborne Craft, (b) GIS, (c) Infrastructure
Report, (d) Mooring Analysis, (e) Container Terminal and Intermodal Rail Yard Design Guide, and (f) Timber
7.4.4 Peter Yin discussed Seismic Standards for Piers and Wharves. This document is planned for
completion by Spring 2003 under FEMA 368.
7.4.5 The Infrastructure Report committee is interested in developing a Port Design Manual. Since this
task will require more time and effort than an all-volunteer group can sustain, it may be necessary to hire a
7.4.6 The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for April 2003 on the West Coast.
7.5 Rubble Mound Structures
7.5.1 Billy L. Edge and Orville T. Magoon are Co-Chairs, Jeffrey A. Melby is Vice-Chair, and Lesley
C. Ewing is Secretary of the Rubble Mound Structures Committee (RMS) for FY03.
7.5.2 The Coastal Structures 2003 conference is planned for August 26-29, 2003, in Portland, OR.
They have received 181 abstracts. The Army Corps new Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) will be one of the
short courses offered.
7.5.3 The Waves ’05 conference is scheduled for July 2005 in Spain. ACTION: Staff will work with
Billy Edge and Mike Hemsley on the MOU between COPRI and CEDEX for the Waves 05 Conference.
7.6.1 The last Waterways Committee (WWC) meeting was held last May. The WWC currently consists
of 17 members. Three new members include Gary Clark of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources;
Martin Lipinski of the University of Memphis; and Dennis Norris, of the Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District.
The new Chair is Mark Lindgren and Secretary is Jim Blanchar.
7.6.2 The Dredging ’02 conference was successfully held in Orlando FL, last May, drawing significant
interest within the dredging industry. Special thanks to WWC member Clark McNair who led the organization
of the conference as chair of the task committee
7.6.3 The Hans Albert Einstein Award was awarded to Dr. B.K. Lee at the Dredging ‘02 Conference.
Special thanks to Ray Montgomery (Einstein Award Committee Chair) and the other COPRI and EWRI
members of the committee.
7.6.4 The WWC is pursuing several new inland navigation manuals including (a) Environmental Design
of Waterway Facilities, (b) Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Waterway Projects, c) Inland
Navigation: Economic Analysis, (d) Inland Navigation: Dredging, and (e) Construction of Inland Waterways
7.7 Wetlands and River Restoration
7.7.1 The Wetlands and River Restoration (WRR) has been less active in 2002 than anticipated. Don
Hayes is the Chair, and Peter Goodwin the Vice-Chair.
7.7.2 An agreement was reached with EWRI to form a joint committee to plan and organize the next
Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference. Don Hayes plans to meet with Craig Fischenich to
finalize the committee roster.
7.7.3 The purpose of the WWR has been revised to (a) promote the development and distribution of
improved engineering practices for successful wetlands, stream, and coastal restoration projects; (b) encourage
the integration of fundamental ecological engineering principles into design practices; (c) provide a forum for
multidisciplinary interchange of ideas, approaches, and experiences with restoration projects at local and
watershed scales; and (d) serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary participation within COPRI.
8 Old Business
8.1 Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
8.1.1 The MOU between COPRI and the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research
(IAHR) was signed at the ICCE ‘02 Conference in Wales on July 7-12, 2002. Tony represented COPRI and
Forrest Holley, Jr., Etienne Mansard, and Philip L.-F. Liu signed for IAHR.
8.1.2 We now have IAHR and PIANC officially with MOUs. ACTION: Staff will check to see what
societies COPRI has MOU’s including MTS, SNAME, SAME, WEDA, etc.
8.1.3 The Waterways Newsletter is an excellent tool for PR and should be sent to each MOU participant.
ACTION: Staff will send electronic version of Waterways Newsletter to all cooperating societies with
MOU’s so that they can send to their members if they desire.
8.2 ASCE 150th Anniversary Conference
8.2.1 The ASCE 150th Conference will take place on November 3-6, 2002, in Washington, DC. Louise
reported that a Coastal session and two field trips (Jug Bay hike and SERC canoe) are planned. Two of the
four scheduled field trips were cancelled because of low enrollment or Louise's concerns about the quality of
on-site support. The two short courses, CEM and Intro to FEMA's CCM, were cancelled due to low enrollment.
8.3 Committee Liaisons
8.3.1 The CBG voted to continue the Committee Liaisons for each committee. They will continue to work
with committee chairs.
9 New Business
Tony led a discussion on certification for engineers.
9.1.1 The Association of Coastal Engineers (ACE) is recommending that coastal engineers be certified as
a separate form of engineering within civil engineering. The process would require a resume and/or test to
become a Certified Coastal Engineer. COPRI will probably set us a separate Credentials Committee. Some
benefits are that it would protect the public, be good for the profession, and generate revenue for COPRI. The
CBG voted to partner with ACE. ACTION: Staff should send letter to committee chairs explaining
ASCE/COPRI desire to require certification and soliciting their input.
9.2.1 The ASCE Committee on Curricula and Accreditation is looking for a corresponding member for
their Committee. The CBG voted to participate, but will supply a name later.
9.3 Degree Requirements
9.3.1 ASCE is interested in increasing the requirements for engineering degrees to 5 years. They are
working with the state boards. After some discussion, we decided to table this idea for the time being.
9.4 New Products and Services
9.4.1 A discussion of new areas for COPRI to explore to serve our membership included preparing a
survey that we can send to members and put on the web site.
9.4.2 We may also want to hold another “Committee Week” meeting where all the committee chairs attend
the CBG meeting and present their committee’s mission statement, activities, new product requests, etc.
ACTION: Staff will conduct survey of COPRI Committees about what products and services they want.
Can put on the web page. May want to host a “Committee Week” in conjunction with our next CBG
10 Special Recognition
This special recognition is presented to
James E. Dailey
Jim is honored for his years and years and years and years and years and years and years and years and years
of service to ASCE and COPRI. Jim first started as a member of the Ocean Engineering technical committee in
1983, moved through the offices of the EXCOM of the Waterways Division, served as the MGD representative
to the Waterways Division, and was one of the founding members of COPRI and officers on the Board of
Governors. For this extraordinary display of longevity and perseverance, Jim is awarded the prestigious “Good
Genes” (or Good Jims) award. Jim has certainly been a storehouse of corporate knowledge and we will all miss
his presence at our COPRI meetings beginning next fiscal year. Tony presented a certificate of appreciation to
Jim during our meeting.
11 Next Meeting
11.1 The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for next spring in conjunction with OTC in Houston,
TX. Action: Staff will investigate possibility of having next CBG meeting during May 5-8, 2003 (in
conjunction with OTC) in Corpus Christi or in Houston with a side trip to Corpus to see the Nokika hull.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Coasts Oceans Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
Board Meeting Agenda
October 25, 2002
Call to Order (9:00 am EST)
Review Agenda and Modifications to Agenda
1. Policy Based Board
Discussion of concepts (Handout)
2. Council of Institute Leaders Report
“Concept for ASCE-Institute Operations 5th Draft (Attachment 1)
EWRI Board response (Attachment 2)
ASCE Task Force Update
Discussion of involvement with ASCE’s Committee on Curricula and Accreditation
FY 02 Final Results (Attachment 3)
FY 03 Draft Budget (Attachment 3)
OTC Revenue Sharing (Attachment 4)
Update on membership numbers
Organizational Membership plan
7. Outreach to other Associations/Agencies
Status of Current MOUs
Obligations/Implications of current agreements
8. New Products and Services
Discussion of new areas for COPRI to explore to serve the membership
Coastal Structures ’03 (Portland) Jeff Melby Tony Dalrymple
IAHR/COPRI Joint Seminar (Greece) Mike Briggs Mike Briggs
Ports ’04 (Houston) Steve Curtis Bill Hall
CEO 6 Mike Briggs Mike Briggs
ICCE ’04 (Lisbon) Bob Dean Tony Dalrymple
Waves ’05 Billy Edge
Solutions to Coastal Disasters Lesley Ewing
ICCE ’06 Ron Noble Tony Dalrymple
9. Committee Communications
Dates for Committee Reports (once/twice per year)
10. Coastal Engineering Manual
Consent Agenda (to approve reports as submitted):
1. Technical Committee Reports:
Ports and Harbors* Doug Theissen Bill Hall
Coastal Engineering Practice (NR) Jack Cox Louise Wallendorf
Wetlands and River Restoration* Don Hayes Charles Calhoun
Ocean & Offshore Engineering* M.H. Joseph Kim Jim Dailey
Rubble Mound Structures (NR) Billy Edge Tony Dalrymple
Coastal Zone Management* Lesley Ewing Louise Wallendorf
Waterways* Mark Lindgren Charles Calhoun
2. Administrative Committee Reports:
Awards Steve Hughes Tony Dalrymple
Coastal Engineering Research Council (NR) Bob Dean Tony Dalrymple
Moffatt & Nichol Panel of Judges (NR)
Journal (Publications) (NR) Zeki Demirbilek Mike Briggs
3. Conferences and Short Courses – Current and Planned
2002 Chair Liaison
Coastal Disasters '02 (San Diego) (NR) Lesley Ewing Louise Wallendorf
Dredging ’02 (NR) Clark McNair Charles Calhoun
Int’l Conf. on Coastal Engrg (Cardiff) (NR) Bob Dean Tony Dalrymple
ASCE Annual Convention (Washington) (NR) Louise Wallendorf
Future Meetings – Date and Location
*Report received and previously transmitted to Board
(NR) No report received
COPRI Board of Governors Meeting
October 25, 2002
Revised: 23 Nov 02, MJB
1. Send letter to all committees informing them of new COPRI policy that they only have to submit committee
reports once per year. They also have to include a budget request for the next fiscal year.
2. Send CBG response to “Concept for ASCE-Institute Operations” Report to Council of Institute Leaders (CIL)
by October 27.
3. Include COPRI Bylaws on web site.
4. Find out who pays for “TPOO”? We do not want to see additional layers of bureaucracy/overhead within
ASCE that the Institutes will have to support.
5. Send letter to committee chairs explaining ASCE/COPRI desire to require certification and soliciting their
6. Explore potential cost savings of sending Waterways Newsletter electronically to those only wanting to receive
in this manner. If savings can be substantial, then implement.
7. Draft a “straw man” on Corporate Membership including sponsorship levels, funding requirements, benefits,
booth space, advertisements, etc. using existing plans by November 15. After review by CBG, may want to try
out in time for the Coastal Structures Conference.
8. Work with Billy Edge and Mike Hemsley on the MOU between COPRI and CEDEX for the Waves 05
9. Check to see what societies COPRI has MOU’s including PIANC, IAHR, MTS, SNAME, SAME, etc.
10. Send electronic version of Waterways Newsletter to all cooperating societies with MOU’s so that they can send
to their members if they desire.
11. Conduct survey of COPRI Committees about what products and services they want. Can put on the web page.
May want to host a “Committee Week” in conjunction with our next CBG meeting.
12. Set up E-room site for COPRI. This site would include items that we do not necessarily want the whole world
to know about including the Strategic Plan, templates for budgets, etc.
13. Look at Bylaws to see if we can easily make policy to include rotating Past-Presidents as new members of the
Planning and Coordinating Committee.
14. Send award committee procedures to the new Moffatt and Nichol Panel of Judges including Billy Edge, Bill
Baird, and Marc Sterns.
15. Prepare award certificate for Jim Kirby for his exceptional work as the Editor of the Waterways, Ports, Coastal,
and Ocean Engineering Journal for two terms from 1996 to 2000.
16. Investigate ASCE/COPRI legal exposure to offering members a discount to purchase Veritech software. ASCE
would also receive royalties for each purchase. If this is okay we may want to do the same with other vendors.
17. Prepare memo to ASCE about increasing COPRI’s revenue from the OTC profits to realistically reflect our
input into this conference. The annual stipend should at least have a cost of living adjustment. Also, the $15K
that we are scheduled to return to ASCE is a relatively high percentage of our income, relative to other
18. Investigate possibility of having next CBG meeting during May 5-8, 2003 (in conjunction with OTC) in Corpus
Christi or in Houston with a side trip to Corpus to see the NOKIKA hull.
1. Ask Mike Hemsley if he is interested in chairing Membership committee. Other possibilities are Shun Ling or
Don Slinn, University of Florida. Coordinate with Ports Membership Committee to see if they would like to
nominate a member and/or chair.
1. Present awards to the past Moffett and Nichol Panel of Judges at an appropriate venue.
1. Write award certificate (with help from Zeki and Tony) for Jim Kirby for serving two terms (1996-2000) as
Waterways Journal Editor. Coordinate presentation with Tony and Staff.
1. Continue liaisons with committees to update ASCE Register entries, committee reports, and committee needs
and wants, etc.
2. Suggest 10 names of industry leaders, academic heads, etc. for the Waterways Newsletter mailing list.