Coastal erosion

Coastal erosion is a quite frequent phenomenon with often dramatic consequences.
Understanding the phenomenon  requires understanding coastal ocean physics, thus oceanography, hydrography and sedimentology in particular.

Technical services:

  • Audit
  • Modelling and forecast
  • Soft remediation techniques
  • Monitoring of coast line evolution

Management:

  • Project coordination
  • Administrative and technical support

Fund raising:

  • Selection of funding programs
  • Setup of proposal and consortia

There is little public awareness of the physics behind coastal processes and a widespread perception that coastal erosion is always irreversible. Remediation techniques do exist.

Frequently, urgency results in a call for hard engineering works which create more problems than solutions, without speaking of costs.

Better than hard techniques, SeaTopic promotes the association of coastal ocean physics and soft techniques.