Strengthening understanding of coastal issues
Coastal development refers to any modification of the natural environment by deliberate human action. It includes projects like harbour developments, discharges of wastewater treatment plants, landfalls, dredging, coastal erosion defence systems, seafront developments and the restoration of natural spaces along the coastline.
For a consultancy company providing environmental, engineering and planning services in marine and coastal environment such as CREOCEAN, coastal planning studies must consider all physical processes affecting the coastline, from meteorological to oceanographic ones. The goal is to assess how the environment will respond to the planned changes and find ways to minimise the impacts of development within the coastal environment.
The scope of possible projects and studies is vast and gathers an extremely wide range of competences. This calls for a variety of specialist profiles in physical oceanography, coastal engineering, environment, marine biology, civil engineering, technical drawing, and the supervision of maritime works.
CREOCEAN, in association with other companies within the KERAN group where necessary, can provide turnkey development projects, from feasibility studies to the execution of works, through design and environmental authorisation applications. CREOCEAN’s engineers and technicians have access to a range of tools to assist them with scientific measurements and calculations and optimise their work.
Within a context of climate related sea level rise, the concepts of sustainable development (particularly the principles of construction in harmony with nature), and coastal resilience are a key focus of the work carried out by CREOCEAN.