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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

IdRW 2014: Flooding in coastal cities plus poster display by PhD students Event

Time:
10:00 - 12:00
Date:
25 March 2014
Venue:
The Nuffield Theatre Lecture Theatre A Highfield Campus University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email interdisciplinary@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Part of Interdisciplinary Research Week 2014

We have all seen the devastation that storms can bring to cities and communities in coastal areas of the world. The vital research of Professor Robert Nicholls focuses on long-term coastal engineering and management, especially issues of coastal impacts and adaptation to climate change, with an emphasis on sea-level rise. The future of deltaic areas, the most threatened coastal settings in the coming century, is in our hands. Come and hear about how this research is developing a tool to forecast what the UK's coastline will look like in the future. Learn more about what can be done and browse through the posters that showcase this work.

Speaker information

Professor Robert Nicholls,Robert is Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of Southampton where he actively contributes and leads research and education in this area. His research is mainly focussed long-term coastal engineering and management, especially the issues of coastal impacts and adaptation to climate change, with an emphasis on sea-level rise. This work occurs at all scales from local research in the Solent, up to global assessments. A major recent theme of research is the future of deltaic areas which are the most threatened coastal setting in the coming century. He has also been involved in a number of international assessments, and in particular the International Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was awarded the Roger Revelle Medal by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in 2008. This recognises 'outstanding contributions to the ocean sciences by inspired researchers who communicate their knowledge and global vision of the challenges facing our Planet in order to shape a better future for humankind'.

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