The University is respected around the world for its marine science and engineering research. From the deep oceans to the shoreline, and from ecosystems to renewable energy, the institution has been helping to shape public understanding of the blue environment in many different areas for several decades.
The Coastal Processes Research Group are acknowledged world leaders in their field, and responsible for a remarkable body of work focused upon the dynamic nature of our beaches.
The group has published several hundred research papers on coastal erosion, rip currents, beach morphology and the impact of winter storms upon our beaches and cliffs. In the process, they have pioneered innovative measurement techniques in the field and helped to create technological solutions that are changing the way we monitor and predict the impact of these storms.
Professor Gerd Masselink has been a key member of the group for over 15 years. We asked him to take us on a virtual field trip of their group’s work …