Seashore Engineering plays a pivotal role in management of coastal process impacts at the new Port of Ashburton, and has done since 2008.
This has included:
- Detailed assessment of coastal geomorphology adjacent to the proposed site, including coastal lagoon stability.
- Development of a Coastal Processes Monitoring and Management Plan (CPMMP), establishing procedures to monitor coastal dynamics, distinguish project-attributable impacts and manage coastal processes. This includes definition of trigger levels and management actions.
- Co-ordination and evaluation of two baseline and fifteen coastal process monitoring surveys (to date), supporting management decision making. Datasets collected and evaluated have included drone and ground photographs; beach, channel and hydrographic surveys; sediment samples and seawall structural assessment.
- Design of excavation and placement; and technical advice relating to the key environmental risks for the first sandbypassing campaign in 2019.
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