Realignment site at Orplands in Essex showing a man-made breach in the sea wall to allow tidal ingress.
We have considerable experience with the methodologies and equipment required to determine environmental baselines and post-scheme monitoring regimes for coastal realignment and foreshore recharge sites.
These may encompass any or all of the following disciplines:
bathymetric surveys with optional acoustic bed classification
water quality measurements
river / sea bed sampling
hydrodynamic characteristics (current flows, sediment transport, waves, water levels)
monitoring of erosion / accretion rates of sediments
in-situ measurement of benthic respiration rates of bed sediments
plant, invertebrate, bird and fish surveys