The University of Plymouth Coastal Processes Research Group (CPRG) in partnership with the National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes (NNRCMP) are pleased to announce the first UK Coastal Research Conference – held in July 2023 in Plymouth.
This conference showcased and celebrated the coastal research being undertaken within the UK. Principally focused on UK academics, organisations and institutions working on UK coastal science, we also welcomed research using overseas case studies that are of relevance to the UK. The conference highlighted the current state of knowledge and the research that is being undertaken to address coastal issues.
- Coastal processes in the UK – focused on process-based research of coastal systems
- Innovation in coastal research – developments in the field of techniques, methodology, instrumentation and sensors to capture and analyse coastal data
- Coastal data access and applications – presentation of UK coastal datasets and projects, e.g. sources beyond the National Monitoring Programme to promote collaboration and wider access
- Applied research and FCERM (flood and coastal erosion risk management) – application of science in active coastal management projects and partnerships.
We envisage the conference to start a wider conversation about national coastal research strategies and coastal knowledge gaps to inform researchers, practitioners and end-users to help promote sustainable management of our coast.
We invited participants to submit abstracts and share their work via Oral Presentations, dedicated Poster Sessions and ‘Hot Plot’ slots. In brief:
- Oral Presentations consisted of 15 minutes presentation with 5 minutes for questions.
- Poster Sessions began with a minute introduction to each poster by the author.
- Hot Plots were a 3 minute presentation on a single slide to showcase a figure/result/new project or something that confuses you (!) to start a discussion.
The three-day event on 4–6 July 2023 was hosted at the University of Plymouth. The draft conference programme included:
Tuesday 4 July
- Optional site visit: Start Bay day trip (£50)
- Optional training course: Introduction to XBeach Modelling (£150)
- Welcome drinks reception at the University of Plymouth
Wednesday 5 July
- Conference day 1 – keynote, oral and poster presentations
- Conference dinner at the National Marine Aquarium
Thursday 6 July
- Conference day 2 – keynote, oral and poster presentations
- Conference close
Target audience: academics, industry, coastal practitioners and local authorities.
- We invited all delegates to join us on Tuesday 4 July for welcome drinks following the site visit/short course.
- A conference dinner was held on 5 July at the National Marine Aquarium and included time to explore some of the tanks at this incredible venue.
For all conference enquiries, please email UKCRC@plymouth.ac.uk