Royal Haskoning DHV

 Coastal and Marine Management


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Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with more than 130 years of experience.

Backed by the expertise and experience of 7,000 colleagues all over the world, our professionals combine global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a multidisciplinary range of consultancy services for the entire living environment from 100 offices in 35 countries. By showing leadership in sustainable development and innovation, together with our clients, we are working to become part of the solution to a more sustainable society now and into the future. Today, the company ranks in the top 50 of independently owned, non-listed engineering companies worldwide and 13th in Europe.

The UK has over 4000km of coastline; an exceptionally varying, dynamic and rich environment which is highly susceptible to the actions of humans. As a result, planning, designing and implementing developments and activities in the coastal zone can provide enormous challenges to operators and regulators, particularly if they are to be undertaken with minimal impacts on the surrounding natural, built and social environment.

Royal HaskoningDHV provides a comprehensive range of skills for clients in the coastal and marine zones. Our Coastal and Marine Management Team caters for the existing and emerging requirements of the EU Marine

Strategy Framework Directive, the Water Framework Directive, the Marine and Coastal Access Act and wider international drivers. The team is comprised of professionals with experience across a wide spectrum of marine science and marine management. We provide a unique, holistic approach to the management of marine resources and the coastal / marine environment.

Our Services

  • Policy advice, best practice guidance and stakeholder liaison
  • Development Consent Services
  • Integrated Coastal Zone and Shoreline Management
  • Coastal erosion and flood risk management
  • Coast protection and feasibility design
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Marine Conservation Zones, marine biodiversity and conservation
  • Ecological surveys and survey management
  • Expert Geomorphological Analysis, coastal and sedimentary processes
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Appropriate Assessment (under the Habitats Regulations)
  • Climate change assessment
  • Peer review of third party work