Data Collection & Monitoring
To understand how the ocean is affecting your coastline, we have developed many testing processes, to obtain accurate data so you can see the ocean’s processes under the water. Then our master modellers replicate the cause and effects so that we design for the environmental challenges your property faces. Design should solve the right problem in the right way and data allows us to do just that.
Proper data collection is essential to understanding environmental conditions and to validate our design processes and recommendations with further analysis. These data may include:
- Tidal, Oceanic Currents and Wave data
- Water Quality
- Sediment Composition
- Terrestrial and marine benthic surveys
- Geophysical surveys
We have a range of survey and oceanographic equipment and years of field experience that allow us to collect the necessary data in the most cost-effective manner to inform our robust design solutions.
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