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).

Local Projects

Many projects and studies have been carried out and executed along the Egyptian coast, Mediterranean and Red Seas, during the period from 1972 up till now. Some examples are shown as following:

  • Studies for protection of El-Maamoura beach, Alexandria 1974.
  • Protection of Burg El-Burullus village with the seawall, 1975.
  • Modification of the western jetty of Damietta outlet and its connection with land by the concrete seawall, 1975
  • Seismic investigation and its implication to coastal activities of Abu Quir bay, 1978.
  • Modification of Abu Quir Sea Wall or Mohamed Ali Sea-Wall, 1980.
  • Protection of Maadia Outlet from siltation, Idku lake, 1980.
  • Modification of Burg El-Burullus seawall, 1980.
  • Protection of El-Gamil regulator outlet from siltation, 1984.
  • Studying the impact of wide opening of the eastern harbor, Alexandria area, on the harbor characteristics and on the mooring of the ships, 1985.
  • Protection of the outlet of western Nobaria drain by two jetties, 1986.
  • Protection of Ras El-Bar beach by three groins and a bazalt wall in between, Damietta promontory, 1987.
  • The movement of beach sand as indicated by fluorescent sand and grain size at southwest Rosetta, 1987.
  • Studying the impact of El-Arish port on its eastern area and the resulted erosion which destroyed the Palm beach, 1988.
  • Studies of El-Bardaweel two outlets and submitting the complete design of the jetties required for protecting the outlet from siltation, 1990.
  • Studying the development of Abu zenima port, Suez Gulf, 1992.
  • Studying the oscillation of El-Dikheila harbor due to wave penetration which affects the Ro-Ro ships (1992/1995).
  • Studies of El-Burullus outlet and design of the equilibrium tidal profile, 1993.
  • Studying, planning and designing an optimum project for creating suitable safety beach for swimmers in front of Marakia Tourist village west of Alexandria (1993).
  • Studying the infringements along the front of Hurghada city due to the human interventions in the coastal zone and suggesting the solutions (1994).
  • Studying and monitoring the impacts of the Rosetta sea walls on the area (1980 to 1998).
  • Impact of constructing a power plant on El Masaid coastal zone near El-Arish, Northern Sinai, 1996.
  • Studying the impact of the construction of the intake of El-Arish power plant on the area and suggesting alternatives, for solving the erosion problems, 1997/1998.
  • Studying the impact of the siltation phenomenon of El-Hamra bay (WEPCO) on the seawater intake at the tip of extended jetty (1997/1998).
  • Studying the siltation problem of Damietta port navigation channel, (1997/1998).
  • Improving nearshore coastal zone conditions along Marakia tourist village beach, 1998.
  • Short period studies along Coral beach Village, south of Hurghada city, Red Sea, 1999.
  • Positioning and mapping the set-backline along the Nile Delta coast and Alexandria coast, 2001.
  • Base map study to develop Domietta harbor, 2001
  • Studying the wave climate at Damietta area, 2001/2003.
  • Study the Sedimentation of Lake Outlets and Coastal Openings, 2002.
  • Study the Sedimentation Problem of El-Maadia Lake Outlet, 2003.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Sidi Kerair Village and Sedi Kerair Oil Port, 2003
  • Studying the wave climate at Abu-Quir bay, 2003/2004.
  • Studying the drainage problems on Lake Edku, Delta coast, 2003.
  • Studying the erosion problem west of the western revetment of Rosetta, 2003/2004.
  • Studying and design of maintenance works for outlet no.2 for El-Bardaweel Lake, Northeast coast of Egypt, 2004.
  • Study the sedimentation and pollution problem at Montaza bay, Alexandria, 2005.
  • Study the erosion problem within El Arish coastal area, Northeast coast of Egypt, 2006.
  • Study the erosion problem east of Kitchinar drain, Mediterranean Sea, 2006.
  • Base map study to construct new query at El Hamrawaen harbor, Red Sea, 2007.
  • Historical shoreline changes and measures the hydrodynamic forces at LNG Plant Site, Idku - Abu-Quir Bay, 2007.
  • Vulnerability to Climate changes and adaptation assessment for coastal zones of Egypt, 2008.
  • Study the coastal problems and design the protection work for the area east of Marina El Alamin tourist village, 2008.
  • Develop of the Kiliopatra lake, Marsa matrouh, Egypt, 2009.
  • Study the coastal problems and design the protection work at El Ahlam tourist village, Northwest coast of Egypt, 2009