Innovative Research and Development, supported by AusIndustry, is being undertaken by ICM in order to provide the best advice to clients. The Research and Development program includes:

Artificial reefs - design and construction methods

  • Submerged nearshore breakwaters for coastal protection
  • Artificial surfing reefs
  • Environmental enhancement

Sand-filled geotextile containers for coastal structures

  • Submerged Artificial Reefs
  • Groynes
  • Bunds for Reclamation
  • Erosion protection walls

Economic & environmental benefits of coastal protection & improvement works

Nearshore nourishment

Dredging & fluidisation of tidal entances for navigation