Tetra Tech understands that a major challenge faced by coastal communities is determining how to most cost-effectively increase their resiliency while preparing for current and future flood risk by using sustainable solutions with multiple benefits. We also understand how to work closely with communities to re-imagine their future in response to natural disasters and changing environmental conditions.

For more than 40 years, Tetra Tech has provided coastal and offshore services to help our clients and the communities they serve improve and protect coastal and marine resources. Coastal communities require a combination of soft- and hard-engineered solutions to adapt to the effects of climate change. Our scientists and engineers serve coastal communities through the entire project life cycle—from initial assessments and data collection efforts to the design and construction of critical infrastructure and restoration of coastal habitat.

We work closely with our government and commercial clients in coastal sectors such as ports and harbors, oil and gas, and sustainable tourism to identify climate change risks and responses. Our experience in these sectors enables us to translate climate change risk assessment results into implementable, strategic adaptation recommendations.

Our Capabilities

  • Coral reef monitoring, protection, and regeneration
  • Government fishery and coastal zone regulations development
  • Improved technologies for monitoring, enforcement, and sustainable harvests
  • Marine protected area management
  • Mangrove protection, management, and regeneration
  • Sustainable community fisheries management
  • Metocean studies to support offshore operations

Related Projects

Engaging with partners to implement effective fisheries and marine ecosystem management

The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced Project

Enhancing marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management efforts while strengthening leadership capacity

Oceans and Fisheries Partnership

The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans), Asia-Pacific

Developing a tracking system to combat fraud and promote sustainability of vital marine ecosystems

A local fisherwoman dries fish to prepare them for eating.

Philippines: Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECOFISH) Program

Enhancing ecosystem productivity and restoring profitability of fisheries in eight key marine biodiversity areas in the Philippines

Coral Triangle CTI

Supporting the Coral Triangle Initiative

Improving the sustainable management of resources in the Coral Triangle region

Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island Restoration

Restoring nesting habitat for Louisiana's state bird

Seattle Seawall

Elliott Bay Seawall Project, Seattle, Washington

Planning, engineering, and environmental support to bring new life to Seattleā€™s storied waterfront


Philippines Coastal Resource Management

Technical assistance and training to more than 300 communities over 2,000 miles of the Philippine coastline