Coasts, river estuaries and the open ocean are dynamic natural environments that require both specialised and multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge. Sea defences against storm surges, oil rig platforms, ports for freight, and council seaside recreational facilities are all areas covered by the field of coastal / ocean engineering.

The field of coastal and ocean engineering provides the specialised knowledge needed to ensure safe and ecologically sustainable development of shorelines, ports and harbours, and valuable offshore marine resources.

Engineers working in marine environments are either employed in the private sector as consulting engineers, project managers, construction contractors or in government departments, universities and research organisations.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

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Experts in the field of coastal engineering are essential in legal cases involving environmental assessment, planning, marine management, improvements, engineering, contracting, project management and safety.

These experts may be required to provide expert opinion regarding construction defects within coastal infrastructure. Other cases where expert opinion might be required may be in relation to contract disputes, construction contracts, workers compensation claims, environmental impact or violations of industry standards.

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Relevant Articles Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines in Coastal Management and Planning

This document is a response to information generated by the scientific and engineering communities, specifically with respect to managing the coast under various climate change projections.

Climate Change Risks to Coastal Buildings and Infrastructure

The analysis in this booklet considers the combined exposure to the hazards of inundation and shoreline recession (erosion) associated with rising sea levels under a changing climate.

Relevant Cases Coastal Seafarms Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Port of Portland Pty Ltd [2010] VSC 167

Coastal Seafarms operated an abalone farm located 10km along the coast from the breakwater at the Port of Portland. Coastal Seafarms alleged that they suffered erosion damage to their property as a result of the breakwater at the Port.

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A sample of our experts in Engineering - Coastal / ocean

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