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For many coastal projects, the acquisition and analysis of representative data provide the cornerstone upon which a successful outcome is built. Such data may be associated with environmental forcing functions such as winds, waves, and water levels, with the response of natural or man-made systems such as beaches and harbors, and with the cause-and-effect relationships between the two. Often, it is necessary to combine historical information with site-specific measurements to develop appropriate design conditions for a particular project.

At Coastal Frontiers, our field programs are conducted by the same engineers who use the data to solve practical problems. Each engineer is a licensed SCUBA diver, and each is well-versed in vessel operations.

Our capabilities include the measurement and analysis of wind, wave, water level, and current data; the acquisition of bathymetric, side scan sonar, and magnetometer data; and the collection of water and sediment samples. We conduct coastal monitoring programs for cities, counties, and commercial clients that use repeated beach profile surveys to track sediment transport and quantify coastal change. In the case of coastal structures, we use both quantitative survey data and qualitative observations to assess damage and develop recommendations for repairs.

Since 1995, we have conducted sea bottom surveys in cold regions to identify routes for subsea pipelines and to quantify ice gouges and strudel scours along those routes. We also have undertaken studies of multi-year ice, river overflood onto the sea ice, and freeze-up processes for the U.S. Government and members of the petroleum industry.
 
RELEVANT PROJECTS
 
Temperate Regions
 
REGIONAL BEACH MONITORING PROGRAM - SAN DIEGO COUNTY
BEACH PROFILE SURVEYS
 
Cold Regions
 
ARCTIC OCEAN DATA COLLECTION
ARCTIC PIPELINE ROUTE SURVEYS
ARCTIC SUBSEA PIPELINE INSTALLATION SUPPORT
BATHYMETRIC DATA COLLECTION IN ARCTIC WATERS
 
 
 
 
 
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