eCoast’s consultants all have strong personal scientific backgrounds and they recognize the value for clients of being at the forefront of research knowledge.

We undertake our own self-funded research programmes and:

  • Regularly attend national and international conference on coastal science, engineering and management
  • Blend self-funded, client-funded and government-funded research and consulting programmes
  • Assist with supervision of University graduate and undergraduate student research
  • Support government-funded NZ student research
  • Have university and research group links


  • Physical Oceanography
  • Sediment Transport
  • Coastal Protection
  • Multi-Purpose Reefs
  • Inland Wave Pools
  • Numerical Modelling
  • Biology
  • Ocean Outfalls
  • Up and Down-Welling
  • Bank/Delta Formation
  • River Plumes
  • Oil Spill
  • Eddies
  • Infragravity Waves
  • Wave Hindcasts/Forecast
  • Thermal Discharges
  • Physical Disturbance of Ecosystems
  • Shelf Waves
  • World-Data Supply
  • Wind-Driven Flow