Two-day training course
About this course
|Type|| Classroom training
|Topic||Coast and maritime|
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.
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.
At the end of the course participants will understand:
Other tutors: Mike Wallis, Dr Peter Hawkes, Nigel Tozer, Ben Gouldby, John Baugh, Dr Tim Pullen
Excellent and informative course. Extensive amount of information delivered over two days. Knowledgeable speakers for each topic covered."Past delegates
"The knowledge of the speakers is fantastic and presents a good opportunity to ask lots of questions."
"Being able to talk to the experts who carry out the work and research is invaluable."
"The coastal management side of the course was my favourite part because being a young engineer, it gave me knowledge to build on as my career progresses.