FD2107 - Development of hybrid estuary morphological models

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/2004
End date:30/06/2007
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Modelling,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Land
  • Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory,
  • Natural Environment Research Council
Summary Objective: To develop new modelling tools capable of delivering 50-year forecasts of morphology enabling estimates of the associated flood risks. This will provide the basis for the sedimentary and dynamical module of an EMS to be delivered in Phase 3 of the ERP. Key Customer Purpose: To help Defra in its responsibilities relating to proposed estuarine 'interventions’ (engineering works, dredging, discharges etc) and long-term planning to accommodate climate change. Improvements in the UK's forecasting capabilities are essential to inform shorter-term management and longer-term strategic policy planning.