COMPANY VISION

“To attain a reputation as world-leaders and high-quality outcomes in our niche consultancy by providing innovative, robust and sustainable solutions for our clients and the global community.”

Our vision embodies:

1. Integrated Coastal Management.
Ensure sustainability of the coastal zone through an integrated/holistic approach that recognizes all aspects of the coastal zone including the physical coastal zone, ecosystems, resources and human activities.  Integrated coastal management in the 21st Century must achieve sustainable development through the integration of economic development to improve the quality of people’s lives which is environmentally appropriate and equitable.

2. Application of the most appropriate and up-to-date science.
Apply the most up-to-date knowledge in our areas of consulting and ensure that we maintain a good understanding and continually update our areas of expertise as they are identified and developed for application.

3. Cooperation, collaboration and innovation.
Work with and listen to collaborators and clients while promoting the use of innovative thinking and processes to develop the best solutions.

4. Professionalism.
Be personally accountable for providing the highest quality outcomes and products by leveraging the wide range of experience and skills within  the company and always considering ways to add value to our customer’s experience of both outcomes and participation.

5. Having fun along the way.
Combine our passion and positive energy throughout every process within the company, ensure a healthy and safe working environment while pushing the envelope to achieve more than we expected.

ABOUT US

eCoast is a New Zealand based marine consulting and research company providing environmental, engineering and advanced computer modelling expertise Worldwide.

eCoast develops sustainable solutions by understanding and quantifying natural systems, applying state-of-the-art science, engineering, tools and techniques in order to sustain the quality of life for present and future generations. We achieve this using a multi-disciplinary and highly technical approach.  Research is a key component to achieving these outcomes and keeps eCoast at the forefront of marine consulting.

All members of eCoast have lifelong relationships with the coast, with involvement in surfing, SCUBA-diving and many other open water sports, which provides a further deep understanding of the dynamics of the coastal environment, which is readily available to our clients.

Whatever your requirements in marine consulting and research are, eCoast’s guarantee is that we can meet your needs in a highly professional way.

In a world of complex issues, eCoast is “your interface linking people, technology and the sea”.

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OUR TEAM

Dr. Shaw Mead

Dr. Shaw Mead

Managing Director, Environmental Scientist

Dr. Shaw Mead’s background is in coastal oceanography and marine ecology, specialising in numerical modelling, coastal processes, erosion control, coastal amenity enhancement and ecological assessment, allows him to effectively bridge the multi-disciplinary gap between physical processes and marine ecological impacts.

Ed Atkin, M.Sc.

Ed Atkin, M.Sc.

Director, Oceanographer

Ed Atkin’s diverse academic background provides a multidisciplinary understanding of marine science. Consequently, Ed has been an integral member of biological, physical and chemical research teams worldwide. His experience as a field technician and capability as a consultant means he understands the feasibility, practicality and budgetary requirements of commercial projects.

 
Jose C Borrero, Ph.D

Jose C Borrero, Ph.D

Director, Senior Consultant

In 2002 Jose earned a PhD in coastal engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. He then worked as a postdoctorate and research professor before coming to Raglan, New Zealand in 2006 to work with the oceanographic consulting group ASR Ltd. In May of 2012, Jose transitioned over to his new role as a director of eCoast.

 
Dougal Greer, M.Sc.

Dougal Greer, M.Sc.

Director, Oceanographer

With a background in mathematical and computational sciences such as physics, statistics and adaptive systems, Dougal Greer has a fundamental understanding of the principles governing physical oceanic processes. Dougal works primarily in the area of numerical modelling, but he also has a keen interest in statistical and other forms of data analysis.

  
Tim Haggitt, Ph.D.

Tim Haggitt, Ph.D.

Director, Environmental Scientist

Tim Haggitt has 12 years of experience in marine consulting and research and provides specialist technical advice on: marine community diversity and functioning; state of the environment reports; the design and application of monitoring programmes in order to detect and measure impacts / effects; audits of marine monitoring programmes and habitat restoration.

  
Assoc. Prof. David Phillips

Assoc. Prof. David Phillips

Senior Consultant CPENG, Civil Engineer

Dave Phillips has an interest in the areas of stormwater infrastructure design, coastal development and engineering, low impact design, water quality and quantity, on-site wastewater, environmental impact assessment, catchment management, flooding, sediment and erosion control, and particularly in the sustainability of the coastal marine area due to the importance this zone has in society.

  
Sam O'Neil, M.Sc.

Sam O'Neil, M.Sc.

Oceanographer

Sam O’Neill’s passion for the ocean and coastal environment, together with his broad academic background in earth and marine sciences has led to an innate understanding of the physical dynamics of the ocean. With interests in atmosphere-ocean interaction, coastal geomorphology, surf zone dynamics and numerical modelling, Sam maintains an active involvement in both offshore and nearshore oceanography.

  
Rhys McIntosh, M.Sc.

Rhys McIntosh, M.Sc.

Oceanographer

With a background ranging from inland hydrological processes to open ocean dynamics, Rhys McIntosh has a broad knowledge of the physical, biological and chemical properties of freshwater, marine and estuarine environments. Rhys specialises in modelling changes in hydrology, hydrodynamics and water quality under specific scenarios, as well as presenting model results in a web-based interactive format.