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Geography and Environmental Science

Research project: BLUEcoast: coastal sediment budgets and their role in coastal recovery

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BLUEcoast aims to inform coastal management by reducing uncertainties in the prediction of medium-term (years) and long-term (decadal and longer) regional sediment budgets, morphological change and how the coast recovers after sequences of storms.

Start date: 1/5/2016
End date: 31/01/2021

Approach

Our teams are undertaking observations and experiments to develop modelling tools that will be used to evaluate coastal resilience and scope alternative management options.

BLUEcoast combines the expertise of biologists, coastal engineers, geologists, geographers, and oceanographers with complementary field, laboratory and numerical skills.

Areas

As it is not feasible to quantify all the relevant morphodynamic processes at high spatial resolution across the entire UK coast, we focus on a number of representative coastal systems.

Related research groups

Landscape Dynamics and Ecology (LDE)
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