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  • Two-day training course

    Coastal processes and management
  • Coastal processes and management
  • Coastal processes and management
  • Coastal processes and management

Coastal processes and management

About this course

Type Classroom training
Level Foundation
Duration 2 days
Topic Coast and maritime

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Introducing methods used in designing and planning coastal engineering and management schemes.

Summary

The risk of coastal flooding and erosion, both in the UK and overseas, will increase as existing man-made defences (e.g. flood embankments and seawalls) deteriorate and as a result of sea level rise due to climate change. Land close to the sea is often under pressure, both from development and as a natural resource (e.g. to provide minerals and renewable energy). There are, however, constraints on public spending and a growing awareness of the need to preserve the natural coastal environment and to ensure that its management is sustainable.

It is important to understand the physical processes that have so far shaped and will continue to affect the coastline before contemplating any engineering or management works. These processes include wave generation and propagation, the movements of the tides and the resulting disturbance and transport of sediments both over the seabed and on beaches. Predicting how the coastline will continue to change, with or without man's intervention, is a fundamental requirement for planning its management.

This course introduces methods used in designing and planning coastal engineering and management schemes.

Course content

Who should attend?

Those who have just started or are about to start work on coastal management or engineering activities including engineers and managers from local authorities, coastal landowners, regulators and operating authorities.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course participants will understand:

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Fees

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Course leader(s)

Belen Lopez De San Roman Blanco

Belen Lopez De San Roman Blanco

Prinicpal Scientist

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Other tutors: Mike Wallis, Dr Peter Hawkes, Nigel Tozer, Ben Gouldby, John Baugh, Dr Tim Pullen

Testimonials

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Excellent and informative course. Extensive amount of information delivered over two days. Knowledgeable speakers for each topic covered.

2016 delegate

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