Anchor QEA has extensive experience evaluating and modeling the nearshore marine environment, developing and implementing shoreline and coastal protection projects, evaluating sea-level rise effect on coastal resiliency, designing and constructing coastal restoration projects, and providing support to waterfront and port development projects.
We use a practical, field evidence-based approach combined with sophisticated coastal models to predict the vulnerability of the coast and associated infrastructure to climate‐induced changes such as sea-level rise, frequent storms, and flooding events. Our natural, solutions-based approach has been lauded as environmentally friendly by both agencies and our clients.
Shoreline stabilization projects are highly interdisciplinary and often require a diverse team for project success. Anchor QEA has an experienced staff of experts in coastal geomorphology, coastal engineering and modeling, nearshore biology, landscape architecture, and planning. Our coastal engineering and modeling group consists of scientists and engineers, several with doctorate degrees in coastal processes and marine sediment transport.
Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline
Anchor QEA provided engineering design, permitting, and construction assistance services for a living shoreline project that involved preserving and protecting existing habitat while providing areas of secondary shellfish productivity.
The restoration project consists of three restoration components, 6 miles of living shoreline using a segmented rock breakwater, 46 acres of subtidal reef, and approximately 46 acres of marsh.Learn More About This Project
Port Storm Surge Analysis and Shoreline Protection Design
Anchor QEA evaluated storm conditions for a port and designed shoreline protection for a port’s expansion.Learn More About This Project
On-call Contract and Sea Level Rise
We participated in the development of a comprehensive sea level rise report for a seawall rehabilitation project, managed all aspects of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regional General Permit 54 project, assisted in design and permitting of a public waterfront park and sailing center, and served as the technical lead and project manager for a channel sediment cleanup.Learn More About This Project
Interim Dune Restoration / Stabilization
Anchor QEA evaluated interim shoreline protective measures for restoration and stabilization of a beach that suffered significant hurricane damage, including beach erosion and destruction of boardwalks and dunes.Learn More About This Project
Habitat Development and Storm Recovery
We analyzed modeling of intertidal circulation, impacts to circulation and inlet stability, and stability of a dike in the hydrodynamic bay-wide flow regime. We then developed the designbuild contract packages. The project included development of 4,000 acres of intertidal marsh, bird nesting, oyster, and multi-use habitatsLearn More About This Project
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