eCoast is a New Zealand-based marine and freshwater consultancy providing expert technical and advisory services to both public and private sector clients in NZ, australasia, the pacific and around the world.

eCoast’s consultants have a wide range of oceanography expertise and experience in both physical and biological processes, with core areas of high-level expertise.

SPECIALITIES

  • COMPLEX NUMERICAL MODELLING of coastal processes and impacts of activities – dispersion (effluent, oil, hyper-saline plumes, chemicals, pollutants, and others), sediment transport, waves, coastal structures, impacts on mangroves/seagrass and a range of other parameters in 2D and 3D.
  • BEACH PROTECTION STRATEGIES – development of holistic adaptive management plans for existing conditions and sea level rise resilience and adaptation, including hybrid-solutions combining the most compatible physical and biological solutions for each specific site.
  • TSUNAMI MODELLING – development of source, propagation and inundation assessments.
  • FIELD DATA COLLECTION – experience and capacity to collect data pertaining to waves, currents, salinity, bathymetry, sediment suspension, and the whole range of additional parameters.
  • MONITORING AND BIO-STATISTICS – design and capacity for monitoring of biological and physical processes and impacts due to coastal developments.
  • SURF SCIENCE – classification of surfbreak quality, surfbreak mechanics and the impact of coastal activities.
  • EXPERT WITNESSES – providing experience and evidence in physical and biological processes for legal cases.

RECENT AND LANDMARK PROJECTS

Tsunami Inundation Modelling: Omaezaki Port, Japan

Tsunami Inundation Modelling: Omaezaki Port, Japan

Shangri-La Coastal Engineering Assessement

Shangri-La Coastal Engineering Assessement

Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve Monitoring

Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve Monitoring

Makara Estuary Baseline And Constuction Monitoring Plan

Makara Estuary Baseline And Constuction Monitoring Plan

 

OUR CAPABILITIES

"Innate knowledge of the coast and surf zone. "

"Bridging the gap between physical process and marine ecological impacts. "

"Providing technical specialist advice on marine community diversity and functionality. "

"Holistic approach considering catchment to coast. "

"Multipurpose reef design and development. "

 

"Evaluations of surfing wave quality, practised experts in surf break protection and leaders in surf science. "

 

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Northeast Fiji reef inspection

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Dr Tim Haggitt inspects a bleached coral reef in far northeast Fiji. The island of Maqai was hit by tropical cyclone Tomas in 2010.  The result was widespread devastation both…

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Coromandel data collection

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As part of an ongoing project to understand sand movement in and around Whangamata, eCoast were asked to deploy multiple oceanographic instruments and collect bathymetric data over the course of…

Appearance on National Geographic TV

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In March, 2013 eCoast director Jose Borrero traveled to Banda Aceh, Sumatra to film a segment for a National Geographic Television documentary entitled ‘Top Ten Natural Disasters’. The segment focused on the 2004 Indian…