New and Innovative Coastal Engineering Solutions
What exactly is the coastal zone? While there are multiple definitions of what constitutes the coastal zone, a simple description of the coastal zone is:
“The interface between land and sea, defined as the part of the land affected by its proximity to the sea (influence of marine processes), and the part of the sea affected by its proximity to the land (influence of terrestrial processes).”
The coastal environment is one of the most complex environments because it is constantly changing as a result of the dynamic interaction between the oceans and the land and their inter-related processes. It is an extremely important global resource where presently almost 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coast.
An increase in the social and economic importance of the coastal zone, however, has led to an unprecedented increase in population, infrastructure, and economic activity within the coastal zone. Coupled with this anthropogenic pressure exerted on the coast, climate change and sea level rise has resulted in an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms and there is now an increased exposure and vulnerability to coastal hazards.
Coastal hazards such as coastal erosion and flooding has threatened hundreds of millions worldwide and resulted in the loss of billions of dollars. More than ever, there is a need for the implementation of new, innovative and sustainable solutions that can keep pace with climate change as well as technical data to support the design of these sustainable measures.
ANS Coastal Engineering Consultancy was created to provide solutions to the numerous problems in the coastal zone. As a Coastal Engineering and Management Consultancy, we specialize in Numerical Modelling of the Hydro-Morphodynamic characteristics of the Coastal Zone and Nature-Based Solutions (NBSs), Shoreline Management, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal data collection, processing and analysis and the evaluation/review of large-scale interventions. Simply Coastal Engineering also functions as a platform to showcase new and innovative ideas and technologies as it relates to the coastal and marine environment.
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COASTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Coastal Engineering and Management Consultant with a specialization in Numerical Modelling of the Hydro-Morphodynamic characteristics of the Coastal Zone and Nature-Based Solutions (NBSs), Shoreline Management, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal data collection, processing and analysis and professional consulting experience on the evaluation/review of large-scale interventions.
Coastal DESIGN Engineer
Coastal Engineer with a specialization in the design and management of coastal structures, project management and shoreline management. More than 3 years of experience as a coastal engineer and an endless academic pursuit and passion for the field of coastal engineering