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Coastal Tech maintains a state-of-the-art Coastal Geology & Sediments Laboratory for analysis of sediments in conjunction with identification of potential borrow area for beach and dune restoration. These analyses yield all data and formats mandated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and|or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Through our Lab, we offer the following services:
•  Split and Log Sediment Cores
•  Grain-Size Distribution - Gradation Statistics, Percent Fines, Sands, and Gravels
•  Sediment Composition - Carbonate and Organic Content
•  Composite Analysis
•  Geologic Descriptions
•  In-Situ Compaction Testing

Featured Coastal Geology & Sediments Lab Project

Bogue Banks Master Beach Nourishment Plan &
Geotechnical Investigations

Client: Moffatt & Nichol

Coastal Tech, under subcontract with Moffatt & Nichol has been selected to provide geotechnical services to evaluate and prioritize potential sand sources for nourishment of Carteret County beaches. Potential sand sources include: The current and former Morehead City Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site, Morehead City Harbor maintenance dredging, Bogue Inlet channel and maintenance material, and other potential borrow areas in state water offshore of Emerald Isle.  The work will supplement the USACE Feasibility Study to provide sand for beach nourishment for up to 50 years.  

As a subconsultant to Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., we provided sediment analysis services for 600 samples from vibracores obtained offshore of Carteret County.  This work is in support of the long term sediment needs of Carteret County.  We subsequently worked with Moffat & Nichol to delineate and recommend borrow areas to the County and presented findings to the Carteret County Beach Commission as well as regulatory staff.

More Coastal Geology & Sediments Lab Projects
  • St. Lucie County Geotechnical Investigations

  • Assessment of Fill and Native Sands at Siesta Key Public Beach Accesses

  • Flagler County Offshore Sand Search

  • Beachfill Material Guidelines

  • Volusia County Offshore Sand Search

  • For more information on these projects, please contact us.
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