Charting & Maintenance Dredging

Precise and accurate mapping of the coastal zone especially around port approaches and in shipping lanes is essential for charts to show maritime users the seabed morphology and submarine features. Safety and efficiency require route entrances and berths to be clear of obstacles and of adequate depth as shown on the charts.

Coastline Surveys Limited undertakes regular bathymetric surveys of ports, harbours and marinas and their approaches. These are carried out using the most time & cost effective method of positioning to give the desired coverage and accuracy. These include not only DGPS, but also RTK-GPS in the horizontal plane and digital echosounder data with heave compensation in the vertical plane. Track charts, soundings and bathymetry plots to the Client’s required scale and datum are produced with the report and 3D digital terrain modelling is available.

Areas of hazards may be identified more efficiently by sidescan sonar imaging over an area greater than is practicable by echosounding techniques, especially in shallower water.

To supplement the bathymetry data and aid interpretation for a comprehensive study of a port/marina or its approaches, current measurements (direction and magnitude) may be monitored, samples of the bottom sediment removed by grab, and water sampling and environmental monitoring undertaken to ensure detection of any pollution disturbance caused by activities such as dredging.

Maintenance Dredging Services Available:

  • Tidal Monitoring
  • EchoSounding
  • Side Scan Sonar Imaging
  • Bathymetric Processing
  • Sediment Grab Sampling
  • Water Sampling
  • Current Monitoring
  • Sediment Migration Studies
  • Report / Data Presentation

Other Coastline Surveys Services:

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Protection Schemes
  • Dredging
  • Marine Development
  • Prospecting & Evaluation
  • Route Surveys
  • Oceanographic Monitoring

Latest News/Press Releases:

Coastline Surveys Ltd charters the ‘MV Flat Holm’ to Fugro Survey Ltd

Coastline Surveys Are Pleased to Announce the Following Appointments

Coastline Surveys Complete Contaminant Sampling at Hinkley Point

Coastline Surveys are seeking a Geotechnical /Engineering Geologist

Coastline Surveys Operational News Summer 2011

Contact Details

1 Marine House
Falmouth Marina
North Parade
TR11 2TD

T. 01326 311220
F. 01326 314262