The coastal sediment dynamics of a region are examined with numerical models that replicate the dominant physical processes.

Such techniques have been applied in a wide range of coastal environments, such as accretion around structures, erosion, breakwater effects, barred shorelines and tidal inlets. We are regularly engaged by regional councils, governments and environmental agencies to produce sediment transport analysis and reports.

Typical methodologies include:

  • Analysis of historical shoreline response
  • Characterising wave climate, including ambient and storm conditions
  • Examining the hydrodynamics; wind-driven and tidal currents plus wave-driven flows
  • Sediment transport modelling, including time series morphology update