Coastal Restoration and Sustainability
Building coastal resiliency to protect communities, infrastructure and habitats
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The Caminada Headlands Restoration project along the south Louisiana coast is creating a nearly six-mile long sand barrier to reduce coastal erosion.

Land loss, sea-level rise, infrastructure resiliency and habitat protection are pressing concerns for coastal communities throughout the world. GeoEngineers’ coastal team helps public agencies, NGOs and industrial and energy clients address these concerns and protect critical coastal assets against tidal erosion from sea-level rise and extreme weather events. Our multidisciplinary program—consisting of extensive in-house resources and strategic partnerships with specialty firms—encompasses the entire life cycle of coastal projects, from planning to design, construction and long-term performance monitoring. 

Our services include:


  • Feasibility and site-selection studies
  • Agency negotiations
  • Economic modeling
  • Surveying
  • Risk assessment
  • Stakeholder communications


  • Marsh creation
  • Containment dike analysis and design
  • Soft-sediment modeling
  • Shoreline protection/hardening
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) design
  • Probabilistic modeling

Habitat Analysis/Design

  • Upland and riparian habitat design
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • River/stream/canal restoration
  • Habitat modeling and evaluation
  • Fisheries and endangered species

Data Management

  • Instrumentation design, installation and data collection
  • Software development
  • Data analysis, integration and reporting
  • GIS

Research, Publications and Related Links