Flood and Coastal Risk Management

Managing the risk posed by coastal flooding or erosion both now and in the future requires the application of sound science throughout a development's lifecycle.

ABPmer has considerable experience in supporting flood risk management through a combination of strategic coastal process investigations coupled with local hydrodynamic, sediment transport, wave and tidal modelling, EIA, appropriate assessments and consenting.

To support our investigations we maintain and develop a wide range of sophisticated 1D, 2D and 3D modelling software to ensure clients are benefiting from the latest technologies and research initiatives.

Key Services:

  • Beach processes and behaviour
  • Coastal/Estuarine process studies
  • EIA and appropriate assessment
  • Flood and coastal erosion risk management
  • Coastal erosion mapping and investigations

Selected Project experience:

Southampton Coastal Defence Strategy - Southampton City Council

ABPmer was commissioned to investigate the hydrodynamic conditions in Southampton Water and the River Itchen. This work was to inform predictions of the water levels at the shoreline, potential overtopping volumes and extent across the surrounding coastal floodplain within the city of Southampton (Woodmill Lane to Redbridge), under different extreme events, both now and in the future.

Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme - Denbighshire County Council

Denbighshire County Council commissioned ABPmer as part of a consortium lead by Martin Wright Associates to undertake the necessary works to deliver a coastal defence scheme in Rhyl. ABPmer undertook modelling and a coastal processes assessment in support of design development and EIA and planning documentation for the coastal defence scheme.

Future of Spurn - Environment Agency

ABPmer was commissioned by the Environment Agency to investigate the future of Spurn Head with respect to coastal processes and access issues. Phase I provided the conceptual understanding of Spurn and outlined the technical approach for Phase 2; access analysis. Phase 2 was informed through beach profile, overtopping and breach analyses.

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Andrew Stacey www.happisburgh.org.uk

Coastal Erosion

Heidi Roberts
+44 (0)2380 711888