COAST Laboratory

Welcome to the Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory, housed in the Marine Building at the University of Plymouth. This world class facility provides physical model testing with combined waves, currents and wind, offered at scales appropriate for device testing, array testing, environmental modelling and coastal engineering. This is a flexible facility with the capability to generate short and long-crested waves in combination with currents at any relative direction, sediment dynamics, tidal effects and wind. The facility is closely aligned with the COAST Engineering Research Group.

“To enhance marine-related research, development and teaching at the University of Plymouth by providing access to world-class test facilities and attracting leading-edge academic and commercial research projects from around the world."

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Virtual tour

Watch Professor Deborah Greaves give a virtual tour of the facility and introduce the Lab's capabilities.

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