The overall objective is to develop reliable assessment and forecasting techniques to better understand, model and predict the physical and geomorphological processes governing medium and long-term natural changes of the coastal zone, including the impact of anthropogenic activities. The emphasis here is on the role that large-scale morphological features play in long-term coastal evolution. Existing analysis and predictive tools will be extended and improved; data sets from different sources will be compiled and analysed in order to quantify the properties of key morphological parameters of large-scale features. These parameters will be used to calibrate the tools derived from physical considerations and to assess the morpho-dynamics of large-scale features. Results will be used to address common coastal and harbour management questions, looking for long-term economic and environmentally viable integrated management strategies, which will be applied to a single cell.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX10 8BA Wallingford
80 953 Gdansk
7522 NB Enschede
PL4 8AA Plymouth