The Coastal Processes Research Group promotes work to a wide audience through a range of media. While journal publications provide a key area for us to share our research we also engage with project stakeholders and partners by creating informative videos and resources available through our webpages. As projects progress and data can be made available, we will continue to update this page with our content.
Understanding rip currents
Visit the rip currents websiteDr Tim Scott, Lecturer in Ocean Exploration, explains how rip currents are created and how the latest research is helping us to improve our understanding of them.
- 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
Plymouth researchers: Forecasting coastal change
Professor Gerd Masselink, Professor of Coastal Geomorphology and Head of the Coastal Processes Research Group (CPRG), is one of the world’s leading authorities on the coastal impacts of extreme storms. From the Atlantic coast of Europe to atolls in the Pacific, his research has consistently focused on measuring and investigating the consequences of storms and use the understanding obtained to develop methods and tools to predict our coastlines now and in the future.
"Coastal erosion and flooding, and consequent damage to infrastructure, disruption of services and modifications to the coastal landscape will become more common over the next century due to climate change."
Google Earth Southwest UK Storm Response Project
Explore the impact of the 2013/2014 winter storms on the Southwest beaches with this Google Earth resource
Find out more about the project
Geography Review publication on the 2013/14 storms: Where has our beach gone?