Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory (QGHL)
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government
The Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory provides technical expertise in coastal engineering and monitoring to support policy, research, planning, and disaster management. The unit manages the storm tide and wave monitoring networks along the Queensland coastline; administers the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project; and provides technical support to other agencies regarding coastal processes and modelling, and the associated impacts, including disaster management.
Key science sectors
Strengths and capabilities
- Metocean environmental monitoring
- Physical modelling of coastal processes
- Numerical modelling of coastal processes
- Storm tide technical advice during extreme events
- Post extreme event coastal impact assessments and surveying
- Coastal hazard assessment and studies
- Local government services
- Marina and port investigations
Facilities and major equipment
- Buoy calibration equipment
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
27 Quinlan Street, Deagon QLD 4107
- Queensland Government - Agency
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