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Our Company

Our specialty areas include coastal process analyses, coastal engineering design, coastal change assessment, estuarine circulation and water quality modeling, sediment transport modeling, sediment budget determination, impact of coastal structures on coastal and estuarine wetlands, spatial analyses using geographic information system (GIS) applications, coastal and marine geology, and coastal zone management. Applied Coastal’s staff is composed of a diverse group of specialists with advanced degrees in coastal science or engineering.

For more than 30 years, the principals at Applied Coastal have been assisting government agencies (Federal, State, and local) and commercial clients with coastal project planning, design, permitting, and implementation. State-of-science tools, including GIS applications (computer mapping, image processing, and surface modeling) and physical process numerical models (hydrodynamics, wave transformation, sediment transport, and water quality) are used to effectively support client needs. Applied Coastal provides extensive experience from scientists and engineers who understand project constraints, innovative technologies, and environmental regulation issues. Optimized planning and design of coastal projects benefits from specialized expertise, producing economical and environmentally sound solutions.       

Specific Capabilities

  • Shoreline and bathymetric change
  • Regional sediment transport analyses
  • Wave and sediment transport modeling
  • Numerical analyses of tidal circulation
  • Inlet morphology and process analyses
  • Shore protection analysis and design
  • Estuarine water quality modeling
  • Sediment budget determination
  • Evaluation of coastal structures
  • Beach replenishment design
  • Subsidence and sea-level change
  • Coastal environmental permitting
  • Tidal restoration/wetland design