The Coastal Processes Research Group (CPRG) is an internationally recognised group of researchers, specialising in field studies and numerical modelling of coastal processes. We aim to be a leading contributor to the international research community seeking to understand and predict the behaviour of coastal and estuarine systems in support of appropriate management of coastal resources and activities.
The group has links with researchers from a number of different research groups and centres. We also work extensively with researchers in Europe and elsewhere.
- Coastal Marine Applied Research (CMAR)
- Centre for Coastal and Ocean Science and Engineering (CCOSE)
- Marine Physics Research Group (MPRG)
- Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport Research Group (COAST)
- Beach morphodynamics and nearshore sediment transport
- Coastal erosion and storm impacts
- Video monitoring of coastal systems
- Coastal process modelling
- Estuarine processes and evolution
United Kingdom Coastal Research Conference | 4–6 July 2023
- Sand dunes experience significant erosion due to sea-level rise and extreme storms 20 July 2022
- Enabling North Devon to become the UK’s first World Surfing Reserve 4 April 2022
- Slow progress on buffer zones designed to restrict coastal development 19 November 2021
- New model accurately predicts how coasts will be impacted by storms and sea-level rise 7 July 2021
- Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move 27 October 2020
- Island ‘drowning’ is not inevitable as sea levels rise 10 June 2020
Fieldwork in the Maldives
A recent trip by the University of Plymouth Coastal Processes Research Group to the Maldives. The aim was to undertake fieldwork to inform ongoing modelling of future sea-level rise impacts on these islands. This is a short video looking at the work we did and the data collected.
Where did the sand go?
In 2013–14 some of the most energetic series of storms ever hit our coastline.
Many beaches across the South West of England have still not fully recovered from the erosion. But where did the sand go?
Watch our animation to find out.
Coastal Processes Research Group: contact us
School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom