Vol I, Issue 9 September 2005

HarborSym Training to be Rescheduled
The HarborSym training sessions originally scheduled for August 29-31 in Mobile, Alabama were cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina. Ken Claseman, the Deputy Director of the Planning Center of Expertise for Deep Draft Navigation, and the HarborSym team have decided to postpone rescheduling the training. Many of the students registered for the course were either impacted upon by the disaster or are assisting in the response. The HarborSym team and the Planning Center will re-evaluate the situation at the end of September and hope to set a new date, possibly for early winter, depending on the status of relief efforts.

NETS Team Member Honored
NETS team member Shana Heisey has been recognized as IWR's Technical Employee of the Year. Ms. Heisey is the Project Manager for the HarborSym and Animation work units. She also has primary responsibility for the ongoing development and support of IWR-Plan. She has led an effort to redesign IWR-Plan to provide new capabilities, including enhanced visualization and analysis techniques. Ms. Heisey joined IWR from the Norfolk District where she worked on navigation projects. She recently volunteered for a six-month assignment in Iraq starting next month.

Nomination (pdf, 40 KB)

NETS Research Presented at MARC 2000 Annual Meeting
On September 13 NETS Technical Director Keith Hofseth provided an update on developments in the NETS program at the Midwest Area River Coalition (MARC) 2000 annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. MARC 2000 is a coalition of agricultural, industrial, shipper, carrier, environmental and government interests working together to promote Midwest economic growth by responsibly developing and improving the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River Systems. Mr. Hofseth provided an overview of the NETS program with a focus on projects that have direct applicability to the Upper Mississippi study.

Presentation (ppt, 3.88MB)

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Navigation Economic Technologies Program, US Army Corps of Engineers