Coastal Science undertakes consultancy services for a wide range of projects relating to the estuarine and coastal environments, including:



Consultancy Projects

Specialist Advice and Support

Provision of a range of marine and oceanographic consultancy services for a range of activities including:

  • Aquaculture

  • Oil Spill & Drill Cuttings

  • Hydrodynamics & Tidal Flows

  • Harmonic Analysis of ADCP & Tide Gauge Data

  • Water Quality

  • Permitting and Consents

  • Tidal Power

  • Special Investigations

  • Project Support

Peer Review

With 20 years of modelling and survey management experience, we are ideally placed to undertake critical reviews of reports and data on your behalf.  

Recent peer reviews include: 

  • Numerical modelling scoping documents

  • Numerical modelling reports

  • Marine survey scoping documents

  • Marine survey reports

  • Marine survey data

  • Marine and oceanographic project documents and proposals

Marine Discharges

Coastal Science has 20 years of experience of predicting, assessing and optimising the near- and far-field dispersion of marine discharges, from small Fish Farms or Waste Water Treatment Works effluent flows of just a few litres/second, to Large Combustion Plant cooling water discharges of many tens of cubic metres per second.  Consultancy services are often based around modelling and surveys.


Near field characterisation of the effluent plume is generally undertaken with the industry standard CORMIX, or with the Environment Agency's Initial Dilution model. Output is then considered in the light of experience and available data before recommendations for outfall design optimisations are made.

For far-field impact assessment, Coastal Science routinely applies Delft3D and Mike hydrodynamic and water quality models. Read more about our coastal modelling services.


Oceanographic surveys - current metering, dye tracing, etcetera- will be required in order to improve site knowledge and for model calibration purposes. Coastal Science undertakes Specification, Management and on-site Representation for coastal surveys. Read more about our survey management services.

Recent examples of these assessment contracts include:

  • Fish Farm effluent consenting, Scotland - Hjaltland Hatcheries

  • Tidal Resource Assessments, Kyle Rhea - Marine Current Turbines

  • ADCP Harmonic Analysis leading to extended forecasting - numerous clients

  • IPPC Significant Emissions Assessments for Large Power Stations, UK - RWE npower

  • Tidal Lagoon Marine Consultancy & Support, Wales - Tidal Lagoon Power

  • Critical Peer Review - Suez Canal Extension Modelling - DAR al Handasah

  • Tender Review - Large Modelling & Survey Contracts, Scotland - Scottish Power Renewables

  • Power Station Discharges -  Near Field and Far Field Assessments - UK - RWE npower

  • Holyhead Harbour Modelling Study, Critical Peer Review - WECC Services

  • Sewage Discharges - Initial Dilution & Pathogen Dispersion Assessments, UK, numerous