Coasts and Oceans

‌Academic Lead: Professor George Wolff

By 2050 it is expected that over 20% of the global population will live within 100 km of the coast. Coastal communities will be at increasing risk of flooding and associated environmental and socio-economic stresses linked to rising sea level and storms.

Against this backdrop, the University, together with collaborators and the National Oceanography Centre, are at the forefront of vital research to improve predictions of regional sea level change and coastal evolution to inform the coastal planning and to develop more reliable flood forecasting systems.‌

We bring together research in earth systems and environmental science, working towards understanding natural and anthropogenic and developing mitigating planning strategies.

Our portfolio includes seismology, sedimentology, remote sensing (with the emphasis on radar imaging), geospatial analysis, natural hazards, geomorhic and environmental change, oceans and climate, deep sea and shelf-sea science and marine ecology.