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
- Island ‘drowning’ is not inevitable as sea levels rise 10 June 2020
- New coastal overtopping forecast made available to the public 7 February 2020
- Losing coastal plant communities to climate change will weaken sea defences 3 February 2020
- Rising sea-levels and increased storms pose threat to coastal communities 15 January 2020
- Unlocking the stories of coastal communities living under the threat of extreme storms 20 June 2019
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.