Press office news tagged 'coastal-processes'
Sand dunes experience significant erosion due to sea-level rise and extreme storms
University of Plymouth news: Researchers believe the sand dunes covered in a new study could retreat anywhere between 20 and 75 metres between now and 2100.
Enabling North Devon to become the UK’s first World Surfing Reserve
The University of Plymouth has played a key role in North Devon being recognised for the quality of its waves and its thriving blue economy.
Slow progress on buffer zones designed to restrict coastal development
A new study by the University of Plymouth shows that since the concept of Coastal Change Management Areas (CCMAs) was introduced by the UK government in 2012, only 15% of coastal planning authorities in England have designated one
New model accurately predicts how coasts will be impacted by storms and sea-level rise
The Forecasting Coastal Evolution (ForCE) model, developed by the University of Plymouth's Coastal Processes Research Group, has the potential to be a game-changing advance in coastal evolution science
Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move
Researchers from the University of Plymouth are part of an international team of coastal scientists who have dismissed suggestions that half the world’s beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st century
Island ‘drowning’ is not inevitable as sea levels rise
An international study led by the University of Plymouth suggests coral reef islands across the world could naturally adapt to survive the impact of rising sea.
New coastal overtopping forecast made available to the public
Scientists from the University of Plymouth have developed the Operational Wave and Water Level (OWWL) model, a more accurate way of forecasting wave overtopping hazards around the South West
Losing coastal plant communities to climate change will weaken sea defences
Coastal plant communities are a crucial element of global sea defences but are increasingly threatened by the human-induced effects of climate change, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth
Rising sea-levels and increased storms pose threat to coastal communities
Scientists at the University of Plymouth have completed a study for the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership which shows the rate of coastal erosion around the UK is expected to increase substantially in the future
Unlocking the stories of coastal communities living under the threat of extreme storms
Waves is a sound installation developed by artistic director Kay Michael, of the international theatre company Empty Deck, and Gerd Masselink, Professor of Coastal Geomorphology at the University of Plymouth
Extreme storms in the spotlight at first public lecture on university research
The University of Plymouth is launching a Public Research Lecture Series which will offer the chance to hear from world-leading academics about the impact their work could have on people’s lives
Beaches still struggling to recover following 2013/14 winter storms
New research involving the University of Plymouth shows that many beaches on the north coast of Cornwall and Devon have only recovered to around 75% of their previous states