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Case Study

Turbidity Monitoring for Naval Station Waterfront Improvements
Turbidity Monitoring for Naval Station Waterfront Improvements

ESS was contracted by Haskell, as part of a design-build project team for the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the US Navy, to provide turbidity monitoring during in-water improvement work at Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA). The improvement work was completed along the bulkhead between Piers 1 and Pier 2 at the NAVSTA facility, located in Coddington Cove, Newport, Rhode Island.
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ESS has been very responsive to our needs and exhibited professionalism in all aspects of their work. Their range of expertise was essential for our Mayaguana project since it includes an airport, marinas, power plants, desalination, and roads, in addition to resort, subdivision, and home development.

Marc Herdegen, Vice President, Mayaguana Management Company Ltd.

Coastal Geology & Coastal Processes

Dredging ProjectBeaches, channels, inlets, and marshes are dynamic shoreline features. Understanding seabed and coastal geology and the hydrodynamic forces that shape our coasts is critical for sustainable development and management of coastal and offshore facilities. ESS expertise in coastal geology and coastal processes includes:

  • Dredging Impacts and Dredged Material Management Plans
  • Specifications for Geophysical and Geotechnical Survey
  • Sediment Characterization
  • Sediment Transport Evaluations
  • Contaminated Soils and Sediments Management
  • Shoreline Protection and Stabilization
  • Natural Hazard Plans

Natural Hazards Protection

Waterfront features must withstand the hazards of periodic natural events, as well as daily and seasonal variability due to wind, waves, and tides. Over the long term, coastal interests also need to plan for and manage the effects of sedimentation, migrating shorelines, and sea level rise. Designing and operating coastal projects with these factors in mind is essential to their long-term success. ESS expertise in flood and natural hazards planning and protection includes:

  • Floodplain Mapping
  • Petitions for FEMA Flood Zone Revision
  • Sea Level Rise Evaluations
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Controls
  • Shoreline Stabilization and Sediment Transport Studies
  • Beach Nourishment
  • Ecosystem Restoration