Being one of the UK’s leading coastal surveying companies and a major user of both 3D laser scanning and high-precision GPS, it seemed logical to combine the methodologies and instrumentation of all three into a single unified approach.
Primarily developed to monitor and quantify changes in coastal hinterlands accurately, this approach is ideally suited to detailing dune and cliff terrain.
Terrestrial lidar methods
Given the increasing use of airborne lidar to map our coastal regions, terrestrial lidar methods such as this are most effective and significantly more economical where the area of interest is several kilometres or less in length, a higher level of detail is needed, or vertical faces are required to be surveyed.
In an extreme survey scenario, we could, for example, complete a high-intensity survey of over a kilometre of the cliff face, from beach level, within a single intertidal window.
Due to the mobility of this approach, our surveyors can also quickly respond to record the impact of a particular storm or other natural events.