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 oceanographic and aquatic expertise and experience in both physical and biological processes, with core areas of high-level expertise.
AREAS OF SPECIALISATION
- HYDRODYNAMICS and NUMERICAL MODELLING of coastal hazards, coastal processes, estuaries, rivers and lakes, and environmental impacts – dispersion (effluent, oil, hyper-saline plumes, chemicals, pollutants, and others), tides, waves sediment transport, erosion/accretion, beaches, coastal structures, dredging, flooding, water-quality, impacts on mangroves/seagrass and a range of other parameters in 2D and 3D.
- BEACH PROTECTION STRATEGIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION – 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.
- COASTAL HAZARDS ASSESSMENT – analysis of extreme waves and water levels, coastal erosion assessments, design of coastal structures to withstand extreme events, application of best practice guidelines for sea level rise and climate change adaptation in tropical and temperate coastal environments.
RECENT AND LANDMARK PROJECTS
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.
Specialists in coastal and marine environmental consulting. Advanced hydrodynamic modelling, tsunami hazards and surf-break science.
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