SC120017 - Shore/Coastal Erosion Sensitivity to Accelerating Sea Level Rise

Theme:Policy, Strategy & Investment
Project status:Underway
Start date:07/12/2012
End date:31/03/2020


We will derive a consistent set of coefficients of erosion acceleration for the coasts of England and Wales for the prediction of recession over the next century.

Through this project we will provide all of the Maritime Operating Authorities with straightforward and science-based means of understanding how historic coastal recession rates will increase as sea level rise accelerates. This much needed work will bring consistency and a much stronger evidence base to the projection of coastal change, reducing the application of wrong or inappropriate methods and ensuring a consistency in approach.