Meaning of nearshore in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnɪəʃɔː/


  • 1Relating to or denoting the region of the sea or seabed relatively close to a shore.

    ‘volunteers monitor humpback whales in nearshore waters’
    • ‘corals are essential to the nearshore ecosystem’
    • ‘The Kelvin wave, the dominant component of the internal wave field, was responsible for alongshore velocities in the nearshore regions.’
    • ‘The nearshore habitat of this region is characterized by numerous bays and passages with shallow shelf habitat’
    • ‘This site has yielded a relatively well-preserved and diverse nearshore marine vertebrate fauna consisting of sharks, rays, bony fishes, reptiles, and whales.’
    • ‘Bottom dwellers in the nearshore region of lakes and in rivers, gobies prefer rocky habitat that provides lots of hiding opportunities.’
    • ‘Weak downwelling conditions were prevalent for the next several days, and the Columbia River plume returned to the coast where it mixed with the chlorophyll-enriched waters in the nearshore before entering the estuary.’
    • ‘Perturbations in the present system, however, did not persist beyond the end of the El Niño event as they often do in lower-latitude nearshore areas.’
    • ‘They feed on nearshore sea grass and algae pastures.’
    • ‘Tegner's main scientific research focused on the ecology of kelp forest communities and nearshore marine resources.’
    • ‘This drives the nearshore surface water down and away from the coast.’
    • ‘A tide pool discovery station provides a close-up look at nearshore marine life.’
    • ‘These rotations further suggest that forces acting on the nearshore edges of large floes behave differently from those acting on offshore edges.’
    • ‘They are nearshore only where the continental shelf is narrow.’
    • ‘The fauna is entirely soft-bodied and was probably adapted to relatively low oxygen conditions in a variety of usually nearshore marine environments.’
    • ‘Speciation occurred in areas that became widely separated, perhaps driven by the geographic complexity of nearshore basins and submarine platforms.’
    • ‘It occurs when a sand bar (or nearshore reef) acts as a barrier, over which waves break.’
    • ‘When bivalves diversified in the Middle to Upper Ordovician, both classes occupied a full range of environments, from nearshore to basinal.’
    • ‘Previous studies have shown that loons forage within aquatic habitats and nearshore marine waters of the Beaufort Sea.’
    • ‘Modern, skeleton-breaking predators, particularly teleosts, neoselachian sharks and rays, and decapod crustaceans, began to diversify in nearshore environments during the Jurassic Period.’
    • ‘Guillemots often forage solitarily, or in small groups, and they primarily select nearshore demersal fishes (sculpins, blennies, stichaeids, and pholidids) for their chicks.’
    • ‘During the Antarctic spring (October-December) adults congregate in nearshore colonies, where females give birth to a single pup and males vie for underwater mating territories.’
  • 2Relating to the transfer of a business operation to a nearby country.

    ‘nearshore IT services’
    • ‘we set up a nearshore operation in Poland’
    • ‘The global delivery options would include both nearshore and offshore activities and by 2005, India would be in the driver's seat.’
    • ‘As US high-tech firms lost jobs to offshore companies in Asia, some Canadian firms offered themselves as nearshore alternatives.’
    • ‘The company is an integrator of advanced software solutions, with experience in implementing nearshore IT projects.’
    • ‘But practical experience fosters pragmatism and adaptation and there are many agile teams working with offshore and nearshore suppliers.’
    • ‘By taking on these responsibilities on behalf of the client, the job of the project manager becomes critical in ensuring the success of a nearshore development project.’
    • ‘The books are intended for people who are about to setup an offshore or nearshore team.’
    • ‘For large enterprise settings, the ebook 'How to organize offshore and nearshore collaboration' contains a valuable chapter.’
    • ‘They are providing top options for nearshore development outsourcing.’
    • ‘The nearshore contact call center company, announced the addition of a new Vice President of Business Development.’
    • ‘The group of companies has offered services that have enabled more than two hundred firms to reap the benefits of nearshore manufacturing in Mexico.’


[with object]
  • (of a company) transfer (a business operation) to a nearby country, especially in preference to a more distant location.

    ‘many capital market firms are starting to nearshore their operations’
    • ‘58% of respondents said that for production that has either already been nearshored or is being considered for nearshoring, they have reduced their total "landed cost" by up to 20%.’
    • ‘Dr Andrijasevic led the research into conditions at three nearshored factories in Turkey and the Czech Republic run by a Taiwanese electronics maker.’
    • ‘Are US-based nearshored outsourcing centers cost competitive with India?’
    • ‘The major reason that companies decide to nearshore their software development and the rest of their IT work is cost reduction.’
    • ‘The firm nearshored its digital development to engage customers online.’
    • ‘Some companies have rethought their sourcing strategies and have nearshored the production of some products and services back to a market closer to the firm's home operations.’
    • ‘Despite the common misperception that all outsourced work is being shifted to Asia, a third of outsourced Massachusetts jobs are being nearshored to Mexico.’
    • ‘That manufacturers are not only nearshoring their own operations, but also their subcontractors and vendors as well.’