Coastal Hazards and Management
Key areas of specialisation
Erosion Assessment/Shoreline Sensitivity/Storm Impact
Sea Level Rise Adaptation
Identification of Cyclic Morphological Patterns
Baseline Model Calibration
eCoast’s consultants are experts at understanding and quantifying the forces that act to shape the world’s coastlines.
Integrated coastal management and beach protection strategies need to be developed from a strong foundation of the existing coastal processes for a particular site. The coast is an incredibly complex and dynamic area. The requirement for an accurate assessment of coastal processes is imperative for social and economic stability, as well as sustainable development.
eCoast believes developing hybrid solutions and plans that incorporate the management of resources from above the high tide line to well beyond the breaker zone and beyond the immediate area is fundamental to success.
eCoast’s holistic approach is essential in developing a thorough understanding. Our approach facilitates comprehensive studies from which rational conclusions are derived. This provides clients with the information required for conscientious decision making.
Western Treatment Plant in Melbourne, Australia
The study involved the development of a calibrated 3D hydrodynamic model of the area under consideration with outfalls modelled as freshwater inputs.
Far-Field Tsunami Hazards in Ports and Harbours
eCoast had been funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to investigate tsunami hazards in ports and harbours.
Data Collection in Whangamata, New Zealand
As part of ongoing work to understand the estuarine and coastal environment of Whangamata, eCoast were asked to develop a data collection programme.