Spring 2015 Newsletter



Posted 19/01/2016 10:19

Opportunities for local policymakers to share learning, ideas and experiences with iCOASST during 2015/2016

Reducing the threats of flooding and coastal change is considered both a complex policy issue, and the trigger of a chain of stressful events. Government figures suggest that nearly one in six properties in England is at risk of flooding and that flood damage cost £1.1 billion a year in England alone. Annual flood damage across the UK could total more than £27 billion by 2080 due to the effects of climate change on sea levels and extreme weather and the inevitable ageing of current flood defence mechanisms. Affected properties lose stability in the aftermath, and that has knock on effects on many levels (i.e. children, school, health, stress, etc.) that are difficult to quantify, but are also anticipated to increase.

Posted 18/05/2015 10:58

Data Driven Modelling

In the last Newsletter article on data driven modelling the process through which we derive mathematical models of nature was described. Starting with a 'gut feel' this becomes modified by observation and analysis to understanding of patterns of change, which is turn may evolve into formal theory when sufficient observations, tests and experiments have been accumulated, as shown in figure 1. below.

Posted 18/05/2015 10:54

Reduced complexity modelling of the coastal sediment system from Formby to Blackpool

We have developed a linked set of reduced complexity morphological models (known as a composition) which are coupled to allow two-way exchanges of sediment fluxes during run-time and which cover the coastline and inner shelf from Formby Point to Blackpool in Liverpool Bay, as shown below.

Posted 18/05/2015 10:38

Comparison of requirements of short-term vs long-term CSIs

Coastal State Indicators for Large-Scale Flood and Erosion Management

What are Coastal State Indicators?

Posted 18/05/2015 10:34

The Deben composition

Estuary-Inlet Open Coast Model Compositions: Application to the Deben estuary

Coasts, estuaries and the inlets linking them are often closely coupled, but tend to be analysed separately. Models describing such features have traditionally been developed in isolation of each other because linking them is very challeng-ing. The iCOASST project is tackling this problem, and an important step will be is the development of a computational 'composition' of the Deben estuary (in Suffolk) and the adjacent coast.

Posted 24/04/2015 09:00

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