The Coastal Lab can undertake a range of professional services, offering professional advice and technical monitoring on almost all coastal systems.

We use a range of techniques to understand the coast including Laser Total Stations, UAVs/Drones, Wave Pressure Sensors, Laser Particle Sizing, Aerial Mapping, Historical Photo Analysis and Subsurface Coring.

Below are some of the key services that we have undertaken for clients including Melbourne WaterAlluvium ConsultantsMurray Darling Basin AuthorityVictorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning; Federal Department of Environment, AusAID, Victorian Coastal Council, Surf Life Saving Australia, the NSW Premiers Department and West Gippsland and Corangmite Catchment Management Authorities.


Erosion & Shoreline Monitoring

Analysis of historical shoreline change

Assessments of future shoreline positions

Beach monitoring

Vegetation mapping


Estuarine systems

Modelling of estuary entrance condition

Quantifying sediment infill rates

Assessing human impact

Vegetation mapping


Grain size analysis

We can analyse all sediment from 0.4 microns upwards using a Beckman Coulter LP 13320 laser particle sizer.

Sediment can be soil, mud, sand, gravel both wet and dry.