Coastal Cliff & Dune Monitoring

Coastal Cliff & Dune Monitoring

Being one of UKs leading coastal surveying companies and a major user of both 3D laser scanning and high precision GPS, it seemed a logical development to combine the methodologies and instrumentation of all three into a single unified approach.

Primarily developed to accurately monitor and quantify changes in coastal hinterlands, this approach is ideally suited to detailing both dune and cliff terrain.

Terrestrial lidar methods

Given the increasing use of airborne lidar to map our coastal regions, terrestrial lidar methods such as this are most effective and significantly more economical where the area of interest is several kilometres or less in length, a higher level of detail is needed or vertical faces are required to be surveyed.

In an extreme survey scenario we could, for example, complete a high intensity survey of over a kilometre of cliff face, from beach level, within a single intertidal window.

Due to the mobility of this approach, our surveyors can also quickly respond to record the impact of a particular storm or other natural event.

Image of the Survey Operations hovercraft used for Coastal Monitoring.
Image of Survey Operations staff on quad bikes.