UAV Flight over Slapton Sands for Photogrammetry
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.

Research opportunities

  • Beach morphodynamics and nearshore sediment transport
  • Coastal erosion and storm impacts
  • Video monitoring of coastal systems
  • Coastal process modelling
  • Estuarine processes and evolution

Latest news

In the spring of 2024, researchers from the University of Plymouth carried out extensive fieldwork in the Maldives as part of the ARISE project
University leads largest ever research programme to take place on an atoll island

The work in the Maldives took place as part of the £2.8 million ARISE project

30 April 2024

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

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