The coastal zone is important for its natural environment, leisure, tourism, fishing, industry, and residential areas. Coastal features include geological sites (cliffs etc), sensitive natural habitats, beaches, harbours and ports, towns, industrial sites etc. It is important therefore that the development of the coast in undertaken in an integrated manner with due regard to the economy and the environment.

And yet the coast is dynamic, impacted upon by the tides and waves.

Francis Sant offers a number of services to clients in this area including:

  • Site surveys
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Shoreline Management Plans
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plans
  • Coastal Strategies
  • Mathematical Modelling (waves currents, sediment transport, morphological development etc)
  • Project appraisals
  • Economic analysis
  • Design (Harbours, Marinas, coast defence, jetties, leisure facilities etc
  • Waterside Development
  • Asset assessment
  • Coastal monitoring