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Seminar: Hilo Bay Improvement Project: Preliminary Designs, Construction Methods, Permitting, and Cost Estimates – Part II
7 December 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wyatt Burkley, Jon Chase, Gary Glass, Jesse Gray, Lauren Heslop, Kyle Pappas, Grant Peel, & Malia Selman
ORE 783 Capstone Design
Department of Ocean & Resources Engineering
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
**This seminar will be held both in person (Watanabe Hall 112) and over Zoom**
Meeting ID: 961 6222 2366
Students in the ORE 783 Capstone class have been working on the Hilo Bay Improvement Project. The purpose of the project is twofold: (1) to investigate the feasibility of adding an engineered breach or a wave energy converter into the Hilo breakwater to improve water quality issues in Hilo Bay and (2) to investigate a breakwater head redesign to dissipate wave energy coming into Hilo Harbor and reduce coastal erosion in the surrounding area.
This presentation is a continuation of what was discussed during the November 30 seminar. Preliminary designs and construction methods for the breakwater head retrofit, breach, and overtopping wave energy converter will be discussed. Project cost estimates will be discussed, and the team’s final recommendations will be presented.