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Featured Projects

Coastal Flood Hazard Assessment for the City of Vancouver, Canada

RECENT PROJECT - April 09, 2016

Cascadia Coast Research, in partnership with the Northwest Hydraulics Consultants, successfully helped the city of Vancouver, Canada quantify risks associated with rising sea level by providing ocean modelling and storm frequency analysis. Using our advanced in-house numerical models, Cascadia Coast Research produced and analyzed a 50 year hind-cast of tides, storm surge and waves for […]

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World Leading Coastal Wave Propagation Models

RECENT PROJECT - April 09, 2016

Cascadia Coast Research, in partnership with University of Victoria’s West Coast Wave Initiative, implemented suite of models that have produced the most comprehensive and accurate wave analysis off the coast of BC, Canada to date. Over the 4 year project, the models and results helped the West Coast Wave Initiative achieve their goal to create […]

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Simulating 10-year Wave Energy Converter Deployments: Tackling Energy Production Uncertainty

RECENT PROJECT - April 09, 2016

Cascadia Coast Research led a project, in partnership with University of Victoria and University of Edinburgh, that produced a publicly available, wave power production data set aimed to address global knowledge gaps in wave energy production uncertainties. The project involved: compiling and preparing 10 years of wave resource data at 3 hr intervals for 4 […]

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Our Services


Marine Renewable Energy

Understanding and quantifying the ocean environment is critical to quantifying the risks and opportunities of marine renewable energy projects. Cascadia has the tools, expertise, and decades of experience to help technology and project developers tackle their challenges. Specific services include: tidal resource characterization tidal turbine effects on the sea way wave resource characterization operational and extreme […]

Coastal Hazard Assessment

Risks to life and property arise from wind, waves and rising water levels.  A coastal hazard assessment seeks to quantify those risks, first by developing an understanding of of the coastal environment as it currently exists, then projecting future changes, and finally calculating the magnitude of low probability, extreme events.  Data feeding into hazard assessments may be […]

Coastal Modelling

Computational modelling can efficiently provide actionable information about the coastal environment over long periods of time.  Cascadia’s coastal modelling services focus on coastal infrastructure and planning: wind waves, tides, storm-surge and tsunami. Cascadia has experience with a range of models to meet the needs of our clients. Wind-Waves Phase averaged spectral wave model: SWAN Phase resolved […]