Fifth Sea Level and Coastal Change Field Conference: Devon and Cornwall

Torcross and Slapton Sands. Courtesy: Gerd Masselink

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The Sea Level and Coastal Change (SLaCC) meeting series comes to the South West in 2019 to bring together scientists working in sea level and coastal research. 

Attendance is open across all career stages and to all SLaCC related disciplines (including: palaeo studies, archaeology, modern processes and geomorphology, past and future sea-level change, coastal communities, adaptation and resilience). 

The meeting will open with an icebreaker reception at the Marine Station on the waterfront (1 September) before a full day of presentations at the University (2 September) and field excursion days to the South Devon and North Cornwall coastlines (3-4 September). Registration fees include the conference dinner (2 September) and attendance to an evening of presentations and discussion at a public engagement event (3 September), which will focus on what past and future sea-level change means for coastal communities in the South West.


Email us at or join us on Twitter @SLaCC_QRA and read about past meetings online.


Please note that registration for this event is now closed.

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Sea Level and Coastal Change in Devon and Cornwall 

What does a warming world and rising sea level mean for coastal communities in Devon and Cornwall?

This free event will explore the science and experiences behind sea level and coastal change in the South West. The public are invited to attend this evening of talks and get involved in an open discussion session on all aspects of life along a changing coastline.

Visit the event page to find out more.

Date/venue: 3 September 2019 | 18:00-20:00 | Sherwell Centre

Chesil Beach, February 2014. Image credit: Gerd Masselink


Great Western Railway offer

We are pleased to have collaborated with Great Western Railway (GWR) to offer our delegate discounted train travel via

Please refer to the travel guide document for information on how to get the best from our discounted rates, and book tickets.

These discounted tickets are available to book 12 weeks ahead of your return journey. Therefore if you are leaving Plymouth on Friday 6 September, you will be able to book your discounted train tickets from Friday 14 June 2019.


Your conference package is exclusive of accommodation and you must select and pay for your own accommodation separately. This gives you maximum flexibility when selecting your accommodation and allows you to extend your stay should you wish to.

Our preferred accommodation partner: Copthorne Hotel

A five minute walk from the main conference venue and five minutes from the train station. This hotel is a two minute walk from the city centre and ten minutes from Plymouth Hoe.

  • Bed and breakfast: £76.00 (Single occupancy)

Delegates can redeem this rate by calling the hotel on +44 1752 224161 and quoting ‘University of Plymouth’ when booking.

Other accommodation

A number of alternative accommodation options are available with a wide selection of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation across the city. Please note that preferential conference rates will not be available.

Copthorne Hotel


This meeting is sponsored by the University of Plymouth's Marine Institute, the University of Exeter, the Quaternary Research Association, the International Union for Quaternary Research and Deltares.

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