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Public Lecture: Assessing coastal environmental risk and damage to infrastructure

Prof. Malcolm L. Spaulding, Professor Emeritus Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, USA

Bangor University, Thoday Building, Deiniol Road, LL57 2UW
Wednesday 25 April 2018, 17:00–18:30
Professor Malcolm Spaulding
Serinde van Wijk
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This lecture is now finished, you can watch a recording of the lecture here

In this lecture, Professor Malcolm Spaulding will provide an overview of global efforts to address one of the key challenges facing coastal planning and management: how to objectively quantify and assess the risks of storm surge faced by coastal infrastructure within the context of sea-level rise and eroding shorelines. Using examples applied to communities directly exposed to open ocean waves, and communities on sheltered shores, Professor Spaulding will explain how new mapping and modelling tools can support coastal communities to understand the risks they are facing, what damage may result under a range of future climate scenarios, and how ocean engineering science can help minimise these risks. 

Anyone with an interest in coastal engineering or flood risk should find this talk interesting.


When: 25 April 2018, 17.00-18.30
Where: Bangor University, Thoday Building, Deiniol Road, LL57 2UW

17.00-17.30 Free drinks reception, Thoday Foyer

17.30-18.30 Public Lecture: Gareth Edwards-Jones lecture theatre (G23)


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