Developing nature-based interlocking barriers for protection against climate change-induced erosion and flooding

The joint research’s primary goal is to pursue the most optimized design and materials of new interlocking barriers to prevent coastal erosion and reduce flooding, which are growing concerns of coastal communities like Newfoundland and Labrador. The research results will support investors and industry to have access to a cost-effective and efficient barrier to protect their natural resources and cultural heritage in a sustainable way. The growing force of nature, including sea-level rise and climate change, will affect coastal areas more than other inland jurisdictions, so house owners, businesses, and provincial government will be able to protect their own or public properties and infrastructures via an easy-to-use structure in an environmentally friendly manner.

Faculty Supervisor:

Hodjat Shiri


Elaheh Shakerdargah;Esmaeil Kouhgardi




Engineering - civil


Professional, scientific and technical services


Memorial University of Newfoundland


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