Sediment Dynamics and Morphology
Shelf seas represent the transition zone between land and ocean. Our focus is on the identification of key physical processes, and their interactions, which drive the fluxes across critical interfaces within this zone and lead to morphological change. Development of new observational techniques, coupled with our strengths in theory and modelling, have enabled existing paradigms to be challenged, state-of-the-art models to be critically tested and new ideas developed.
Current research focuses on helping to improve understanding of how coastal sediment dynamics and budgets are affected by energetic storms, greater understanding of how biological substances stabilise the seabed, the fate of suspended particulate matter in the coastal ocean and impacts of the extraction of marine renewable energy on the ocean.