Shoreline and seabed change can be caused by structures in the environment, such as coastal defences, or by alterations in wider sedimentary and hydrodynamic regimes resulting from human activities or natural processes, including climate change.
Understanding how the shoreline or seabed changes is essential for designing and maintaining coastal and marine structures. Such understanding is also a key component of any Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). This could be for predicting long term beach levels for coastal defence asset management and replacement, or sand wave migration across offshore windfarm cable arrays and related landfall assessments.
ABPmer offers a highly skilled and experienced team of physical processes specialists (oceanographers, geomorphologists and geographers) and numerical modellers with expertise in the assessment of coastal and offshore processes over the short, medium and long term.