Ben Flett reports on SOES 6011 Modelling Coastal Processes Boatwork Campaign

By ECE student Ben Flett (2016-2017) The ECE students as well as a cohort of Oceanography MSc students have recently begun the intensive short course in Modelling Coastal Processes. Within this course the use of extremely powerful modelling software has been utilised to propose a dredging channel in the Southampton Solent through an area known… Read More Ben Flett reports on SOES 6011 Modelling Coastal Processes Boatwork Campaign

ECE student Addina Innayatallah reports on the soes6060 boat work

By ECE 16/17 Student Addina Innayatallah (Naya): Time is flying fast and it is by now Week 6 of our MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment program, which means it is already Boat Week! On Friday, November 11th, 2016, ECE Students got to take the RV Callista, one of university’s research vessels, up and down and up… Read More ECE student Addina Innayatallah reports on the soes6060 boat work

New understanding of rip currents could help to save lives

This is a press-release for a new paper – Wave breaking patterns control rip current flow regimes and surf zone retention, published by members of the coastal group which can be accessed here. Research by the Universities of Southampton and Plymouth has found a new link between breaking waves and the hazard posed by rip currents. The… Read More New understanding of rip currents could help to save lives

ECE student George Cottell reports on the Hengistbury Head/Christchurch Harbour fieldtrip

By ECE 2015-16 student George Cottell reports on the fieldtrip to Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour: This field trip saw groups from both Coastal Sediment Dynamics and Coastal Morphodynamics modules come together for the day to visit Hengistbury Head; part of a beautiful section of coastline on the South of England. The aim of the day… Read More ECE student George Cottell reports on the Hengistbury Head/Christchurch Harbour fieldtrip

Isle of Wight in a day – field trip account by ECE student Sam Lindsay

By ECE 2016-17 student Sam Lindsay A day trip to the lovely Isle of Wight on a still day, visiting sights scattered around one of England’s former premier holiday destinations, what more could you want? This trip presented itself as a chance to see some beautiful sights, whilst learning about how it is going to… Read More Isle of Wight in a day – field trip account by ECE student Sam Lindsay

ECE student Will Stokes on Yasha Hetzel’s Coastal Seminar

By ECE 2016/17 student William Stokes On Tuesday 4th October, just two days into our studies at the University of Southampton, the new cohort of MSc ECE and COMEM students were invited to the first talk of this year’s Coastal Seminar Series. We were delighted to welcome Dr. Yasha Hetzel from the University of Western Australia… Read More ECE student Will Stokes on Yasha Hetzel’s Coastal Seminar

A quick catch up with ECE almunus Julfikhsan Amhad Mukhti

by ECE 2014/15 alumnus Julfikhsan Amhad Mukhti   Coming from one of the largest archipelagos in the world, I am aware that there are huge potentials, but at the same time also challenges, in managing coastal areas in Indonesia. In 2014, I took the MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment (ECE) programme at the University of… Read More A quick catch up with ECE almunus Julfikhsan Amhad Mukhti

Boat Work for SOES 6011 – Modelling Coastal Processes

Written with ECE 2015/16 student Adriana Gallardo:   During our second semester on the ECE program, we carried out a two-day boat campaign for our Modelling Coastal Processes class. During the boatwork, we carried out similar activities to our trip in the first semester, collecting data that will be used for validating/calibrating a numnerical model we developed as part of the… Read More Boat Work for SOES 6011 – Modelling Coastal Processes

Fieldwork in the Itchen Estuary, Southampton, 6th November 2015.

Guest post by: Jennifer Watts (ECE 2015-16) As part of our degree, ECE students undertake a course on key skills and applied coastal oceanography. A key aspect of this is to learn useful oceanographic techniques, and gain professional experience in applied coastal oceanography. As such, were were tasked to chose, each, as scientific question; plan… Read More Fieldwork in the Itchen Estuary, Southampton, 6th November 2015.

Wave-induced coherent turbulence structures and sediment resuspension in the nearshore

Hachem Kassem, and co-authors Charlie Thompson, Carl Amos, and Ian Townend from the Geology and Geophysics research group (Coastal) have been studying the complex interactions between wave-induced turbulence and sediment resuspension. The results of their study, which used data collected during the Barrier Dynamics Experiment II (BARDEX II); a large EU funded project and part of the Hydralab IV framework,… Read More Wave-induced coherent turbulence structures and sediment resuspension in the nearshore

5 minutes with an ECE Alumna: Helen Goodwin – ABPmer

Helen Goodwin – ABPmer Where are you from, when did you do the ECE and what did you most enjoy about it? I am originally from Cheltenham and did the course from 2013-2014 having previously studied Environmental Science at Plymouth University. I enjoyed so much about the course, having always been interested in the coastal… Read More 5 minutes with an ECE Alumna: Helen Goodwin – ABPmer

World-renown coastal morphologist, Prof Colin Woodroffe joins coastal staff at Southampton as a CoMEM scholar

World-renown coastal morphologist, Prof Colin Woodroffe (University of Wollongong) joins coastal staff at Southampton for October 2015 as a CoMEM scholar. Colin’s visit is supported by the Erasmus Mundus Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM) Programme. During the visit Colin will be teaching on CENV6126 Coastal Morphodynamics, participating in field visits, giving open lectures… Read More World-renown coastal morphologist, Prof Colin Woodroffe joins coastal staff at Southampton as a CoMEM scholar

After the supermoon, comes the supertide

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton and Kevin Horsburgh, National Oceanography Centre The city of Plymouth, on England’s south coast, normally has fairly moderate tides. However this week it will have a 6m “supertide” – the highest tide in 18 years. This comes just… Read More After the supermoon, comes the supertide

2015: the year of Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry cruises

Dr Charlie Thompson writes about her busy year of sea cruises: Shelf seas are socially important and highly productive regions, underpinning over 90% of global fisheries, and important in biodiversity, carbon cycling and storage, waste disposal, nutrient cycling, recreation and renewable energy resources. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs(Defra)… Read More 2015: the year of Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry cruises

Tomographic investigation of turbulence and sediment dynamics

Understanding sediment transport has come a long way since the pioneering works of Shields and Bagnold, nearly a century ago. Yet, the complex mechanisms that drive, at larger scales, the morphological evolution of coastal and estuarine environments remain poorly understood at the ‘noisy’ end of the spectrum. Fundamentally, this is a problem of fluid sediment interaction,… Read More Tomographic investigation of turbulence and sediment dynamics

Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels

Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels Sally Brown, University of Southampton; Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton, and Robert Nicholls, University of Southampton Extreme storms and rising sea levels will threaten the existence of coastal cities worldwide, unless preventative action is undertaken. With population growth and sea-level rise… Read More Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels

MSc ECE student Nerea Palacios awarded the Mike Clark Award 2015

MSc ECE student Nerea Palacios has been awarded the Mike Clark Award 2015 http://solentforum.org/forum/research/Professor_Mike_Clark_Award/  to support her MSc Research on “Adaptation to Coastal Flooding in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight”. This will support her fieldwork and other research costs.  A sumamry of her project is given below: “The coastal towns of Cowes and Yarmouth on the… Read More MSc ECE student Nerea Palacios awarded the Mike Clark Award 2015

Ana Beatriz Serato de Castro Silva, ECE 2013-2014

Ana graduated with an MSc ECE in 2014. Here, she described here motives to chose the ECE course and her experience during the course, and shares some post-graduation wisdom to current and prospective students: “I am Brazilian and decided to come to England and, specifically, to the NOC, because it is one of the best oceanography institutes… Read More Ana Beatriz Serato de Castro Silva, ECE 2013-2014

Visit to the Maldives part of study into impacts of climate change and subsequent sea-level rise

Co-director of the ECE MSC Prof Robert Nicholls and researcher Dr Sally Brown are visiting the Maldives this week as part of two European Commission funded projects, IMPACT2C and RISES-AM. Both projects analyse the impacts of climate change and subsequent sea-level rise, focusing on a number of case studies, of which the Maldives is a part.… Read More Visit to the Maldives part of study into impacts of climate change and subsequent sea-level rise

Coastal team studying turbulence and sediment dynamics are first to use the Fast Flow Facility at HR Wallingford

Members of the G&G group (coastal processes research theme) have recently had the privilege to be the first external users of the new HR Wallingford Fast Flow Facility (FFF). The FFF is a unique facility that allows studying wave-current-sediment interactions at a large scale. This collaboration came to support the work undertaken by postgraduate researcher Hachem… Read More Coastal team studying turbulence and sediment dynamics are first to use the Fast Flow Facility at HR Wallingford

ECE Field trip to the Isle of Wight, 22/10/2014

Written by MSc ECE student Katie Chalk, Pictures contributed by the ECE 2014/2015 cohort: The ECE students of 2014-2015 undertook their first fieldtrip to the Isle of Wight. Out of the lecture theatre and into the coastal environment! This provided an excellent opportunity to engage with different types of coastlines, coastal features and the diverse… Read More ECE Field trip to the Isle of Wight, 22/10/2014