Coastal hazards caused by short-term and long-term shoreline erosion have created escalating risks to the built and natural environment as well as coastal communities. Conventional approaches of shoreline stabilization suffer major disadvantages, such as substantial structural construction, continual sand resources, and changing regional sediment transport. This proposed research will investigate an advancement to the ureolytic-driven bio-cementation approach for erodible coastal sand stabilization. The ureolytic-driven bio-cementation approach has been studied as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly approach for soil stabilization in many geotechnical engineering practices. It has been proved that bio-cementation can in particular improve geotechnical properties of sandy soils. This makes it a promising alternative biotechnical shoreline stabilization method.

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