Half the world's population lives within 60km of the sea, and three-quarters of all large cities are located along a major body of water. Commercial trade, tourism and development, natural phenomena and environmental protection are all factors affecting our coasts. Coastal facilities enable the development of creative and practical solutions to engineering challenges in marine environments. Understanding the dynamics of waterways, their shorelines, and the associated hydraulics and flow characteristics is critical to protection – and sustainable development – of our valuable water resources.
The proper repair of damaged waterways is essential to environmental protection and commercial pursuits. We provide the expertise and tools to identify, adapt, and integrate advanced solutions into systems that improve the performance and safety of ocean, coastal, and marine operations. In addition to tackling the challenges of climate change, onshore and offshore renewables, reclamation, and regeneration, we provide solutions to protect infrastructure, property, and people from severe weather events and other environmental risks, while focusing on creating sustainable built and natural environments for the future. Our approach includes physical and numerical modelling, visualisations tools, engineering analysis, technology development, as well as field work.