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ANS Coastal Engineering Consultancy

Coastal Engineering and Management Consultancy Services


"Engineers like to solve problems. If there are none, they will create their own."

ANS Coastal Engineering Consultancy was created to provide engineered solutions to all problems regarding the effective management of the coastal zone and to showcase new and innovative ideas and technologies as it relates to the coastal and marine environment. 

The coastal environment is an extremely important global resource where presently almost 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coast. Climate change and sea level rise, however, mean an increase in the frequency and intensity of coastal hazards, exacerbating pre-existing socio-economic and environmental problems. Now more than ever, new solutions need to be developed to keep pace with the changing climate and rising sea levels.

What makes us different? A combination of technical expertise in areas such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Numerical Modelling of the Hydro-Morphodynamic characteristics of the Coastal Zone and Nature-Based Solutions (NBSs), Shoreline Management strategies, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal data collection, processing and analysis, professional consulting experience on the evaluation/review of large-scale interventions and a straightforward passion for the coastal and marine environment and finding solutions to complex problems!


Coastal Numerical Modelling

Coupled Hydrodynamic-Wave-Morphology models
Sediment transport models
Coastal Evolution models
Storm surge modelling
Flood modelling
Water Quality Modelling
Numerical modelling of Nature Based Solutions (NBSs) such as Coral Reefs and Mangroves
Use of MIKE Zero, Delft3D, Delft3D FM, XBeach, MORPHAN

Shoreline Management

Design of Coastal Structures
Shoreline Analysis
Coastal Management Strategies

Coastal Data Collection, Processing and Analysis

Access to Open-Source Wave Watch III wave data, GFS Wind data, Current Data, Global Tidal databases, Satellite bathymetry for model inputs and coastal characterization.
Processing and Analysis of coastal datasets 
Extreme Value Analysis using C.E.V.A v 1.0.1 for coastal engineering design parameters

Monitoring and Evaluation of large-scale international Interventions

Analysis of progress for accountability and identification of problems, challenges, recommendations and corrective actions for adaptive management, scaling up and replication


A numerical model of the Buccoo Reef, Tobago was created using Delft3D to investigate the hydrodynamic and wave conditions, its effectiveness at coastal protection through wave attenuation and dissipation and how continued coral reef degradation and sea level rise will affect future wave conditions

Assessment of the performance of  projects to date based on the following criteria: Strategic Relevance, Effectiveness, Financial Management, Efficiency, Sustainability as well as Factors Affecting Performance and Cross Cutting Issues.

Extreme Value Analysis can be difficult and time-consuming. Coastal Extreme Value Analysis (CEVA) v 1.0.1 was created using the pyextreme module within Python. The software consists of an ‘easy-to-use’ Graphical User Interface (GUI) which extracts extreme values from a given time series, calculates return periods and plots graphs in a matter of seconds!

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