Our coasts and estuaries are complex systems which perform a range of functions for both people and the natural environment. They generate jobs and industries; protect us from flooding and erosion; and enhance our quality of life through social, recreational, cultural and landscape amenity. They also provide significant ecological benefit with the majority of our coasts and estuaries protected for their importance for wildlife.
However these systems are under significant, often competing, pressures and face major challenges as a result of climate change. Our decisions must take account of social, environmental and economic considerations as well as be founded on a detailed understanding and interpretation of long-term shoreline change. We must be innovative, using adaptive management to work with nature, ensuring sustainable and vibrant communities for generations to come.
Our technical teams are at the forefront of adaptive management. We provide advice, modelling (hydrodynamic, sediment, wave, metocean and coastal evolution) and a range of coastal process assessments tailored to the specific needs of the project and our client’s objectives. We work closely with a range of sectors including coastal defence authorities, waterside developers, ports and power generators to manage flood risk and resilience. We also provide support to regulators and conservation bodies in the delivery of coastal restoration and habitat creation projects.
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