Coastal Research Institute (CORI), is a governmental organization established in 1972 as an urgent need for monitoring and protecting the Egyptian coasts. CORI is one of the twelve institutes of the National Water Research Center (NWRC).

Joint Activities and International Cooperation

The Institute had carried out many joint projects with international bodies as follows:

  • Development of mathematical model for shoreline evolution under combined action of waves and currents with the USAID and California University, 1977.
  • Study of Master plan of the Nile Delta coast with Tetra-Tech (USA) and shore Protection Authority “SPA”, 1985.
  • Searching and evaluating of borrow coarse sand to nourish Baltim sea resort beach, Nile Delta coast with Delft Hydraulics Holland, 1989.
  • Study the implication of relative sea level rise on the development of the lower Nile Delta, with Delft Hydraulics Holland, 1991.
  • Study vulnerability assessment to accelerated sea level rise on the development of the lower Nile Delta, with Delft Hydraulics Holland, 1992.
  • Study of implication of climatic changes for coastal area of Fuka-Matrouh with UNDP, 1995.
  • MED-Non Point Sources of Pollution, case study west of Alexandria with European Communities, 1996.
  • Study the submerged groins with SPA Greek and Egyptian Company for shore protection, 1998.
  • Base map studies for the coastal area at LNG Plant Site, Idku - Abu-Quir Bay with HR Wallingford, 2002.
  • Cooperation in the development of a plan for the integrated coastal zone management of the coastal area between Marsa Matruh and El Sallum, Egypt, with Cantabria University Spain, Matruh governorate and EEAA, 2007.
  • Cooperation in the development of a plan for the integrated coastal zone management of the coastal area between Marsa Matruh and El Sallum, Egypt, with Cantabria University Spain, Matruh governorate and EEAA, 2007.
  • Adaptation to the impact of the sea level rise in the Nile Delta coastal zone from Gamasa to Ras El Bar, Egypt with IDRC, 2009-2012.
  • Exploration and evaluation of sediment dredged from harbors and pathways off the Nile Delta coast for better environmental and economic use, with Academy of scientific Research and Technology, Egypt, 2009 – 2012.
  • Adaptation to climate change in the Nile Delta through integrated coastal zone management with UNDP & GEF, 2009 – 2014.