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Coastal Dynamics Ltd

Environmental Solutions

Trinidad & Tobago  |  Caribbean  |  South America

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About Us

Coastal Dynamics Limited (CDL) is the largest environmental consulting firm operating in Trinidad and Tobago. Since 1996 we have been delivering innovative environmental solutions to our clients in Trinidad and Tobago, South America and the wider Caribbean.

We provide a wide variety of services to both land and marine based projects including Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Drilling, Industrial Plants, Marine Seismic Surveys, Port Development, Onshore Oil and Gas Activities and environmental research.

We are ideally placed to conduct environmental monitoring services to ensure regulatory compliance in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.

 

Our Services

We provide environmental services for both land and marine based projects including Industrial Plants, Marine Oil and Gas Activities, Marine Seismic Services, Port Development, Onshore Oil and Gas Activities and environmental research.

Our specialty is conducting Environmental Impact Assessments for Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) approvals from the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) in Trinidad and Tobago.

We also conduct data collection surveys, including regulatory monitoring, to manage the environmental impact of our client’s activities.

We provide several modelling services including oceanographic modelling and air emissions modelling.

We will take you through the entire process from project design, data collection and analysis through reporting.

Data Collection

Coastal Dynamics Limited conducts a wide variety of environmental surveys as part of the process of conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, baseline surveys, regulatory monitoring and various modelling studies.

Physical

Coastal Dynamics Limited has at its disposal a variety of equipment to take in situ measurements in marine and terrestrial environments, as well as collect samples for later laboratory testing and analysis.

  • Water Quality (physical & chemical parameters)
  • Oceanographic Surveys (Currents/Tides/Waves)
  • Meteorological Monitoring
  • Sediment Quality
  • Air and Noise Quality
  • Bathymetry
  • Beach Profiling
Biological

Coastal Dynamics Limited is capable of conducting rapid ecological assessments in a wide variety of ecosystems, whether marine or terrestrial.

  • Seagrass
  • Mangrove
  • Vegetation
  • Coral Reef Assessments
  • Avifauna
  • Marine & Terrestrial Mammals
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Nearshore Marine, Estuarine & Riverine Fish
  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Invertebrates
  • Benthic Sampling (Macro & Meiofauna)
  • Underwater Video Surveys
Social
  • Land Based Traffic Surveys
  • Household Surveys

Modelling

Creation of a robust and accurate hydrodynamic forecast system.

DHI in collaboration with CDL has developed a 3D hydrodynamic forecast system for the region around Trinidad and Tobago. The operational system utilizes real-time meteorological forcing together with measured currents, and tidal forcings to develop boundary conditions as input to the model. The model then produces a 5 day forecast of the current speed and direction for the area of interest. This forecast model can then be applied to a variety of operational uses including the migration pathways and extent of potential spills. The operational system workflow is shown below

The oceanographic forecasting system produces two daily current forecasts covering the period up to 5 days ahead in time and is continuously being evaluated and improved based on historical performance metrics. In addition, the forecasting data has also proven to be useful for running sediment transport models to evaluate drill cuttings/mud dispersion and well capping activities in the region.

"With the current boom in offshore oil exploration activities in the Caribbean, the timing of this development could not have been better, and we are proud to continue delivering industry leading realtime forecasting and decision support system around the world." says Jesper Kjelds, Global Director of Business Development for DHI.

  • 3D Hydrodynamic Forecast Modelling
  • Oil Spill Dispersion and Analysis Modelling
  • Pollution/Effluent Discharge Dispersion Modelling
  • Drill Cuttings / Mud Dispersion Modelling
  • Wave Modelling
  • Littoral Processes Modelling
  • Sediment Transport Modelling
  • Air Modelling

DHI MIKE3, CORMIX, AERMOD-BREEZE

Reports

Our reports conforms to our clients' needs.

The following is a list of some of the reports prepared by CDL:
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Data Reports
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Strategic Environmental Assessments
  • Social Impact Assessments
  • MetOcean Studies
  • Shoreline Monitoring and Management Plans
 

Our Clients

Over the past 17 years we have delivered innovative solutions to the following clients in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.

  • Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Bayfield Energy (Galeota) Limited
  • British Gas Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • BHP Billiton Petroleum Limited
  • bp Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Capital Signal Company Limited
  • Centrica North Sea Oil Limited
  • Chaguaramas Management Company Limited
  • Chevron Trinidad and Tobago Resources SRL
  • Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI)
  • Desalcott
  • Design Collaborative Associates Limited
  • Ecoengineering Consultants Limited
  • EMC2 (Jamaica)
  • Environmental Management Authority (EMA)
  • EOG Resources Limited
  • Exeqtech Limited
  • Farmlands/MissChem Limited
  • Fugro Offshore (Trinidad) Inc
  • Halcrow
  • Haskoning Caribbean Ltd
  • IDE Technologies Limited
  • Institute of Marine Affairs
  • Lee Young and Partners
  • Lievense
  • Ministry of Energy
  • National Energy Company of Trinidad and Tobago
  • National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Niko Resources Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Nitrogen 2000 Limited
  • Oldendorff Carriers Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Petro-Canada Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Petrotrin
  • Pirelli Cable Company (USA)
  • Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Ltd (Plipdeco)
  • Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited
  • Port Authority of Barbados (Barbados)
  • Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
  • PowerGen Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • REPSOL E&P Trinidad & Tobago Ltd
  • RSR Holdings Limited
  • Seven Seas Water Corporation
  • Staatsolie (Suriname)
  • Titan Methanol Company
  • Trinity Exploration and Production plc.
  • Trinmar Marine Limited
  • Voyager Limited
  • Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (WASA)
 

Contact Us

Here are a few ways to get in touch with us:

Coastal Dynamics Limited

9 Stephens Road,
Maraval,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: (868) 285-9106

Fax: (868) 622-1525