Development of a new Coastal Engineering 2-D beach profile model for predicting future coastline response to changing waves and sea-level

Project: Research-related funding

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The ability to predict future shoreline position along the world’s coastlines is a key priority for Coastal Engineers, particularly in the context of a changing climate. At the present time there is a lack of numerical models that are up to the task. Here we will collect unprecedented field-scale data of both the erosion and recovery processes, and use this insight to develop, calibrate and test a 2-D profile model that includes the key physical processes necessary for long-term coastal change modelling. The outcomes of this research will advance understanding of coastal vulnerability along Australia’s coastlines.
Short title£19,000
Effective start/end date1/01/1431/12/14