MSc ECE student Katie Corbett reports on the Coastal Seminar by Prof Richard Simons (UCL)

MSc ECE student Katie Corbett reports on the Coastal Seminar by Prof Richard Simons (UCL) On Tuesday 27th November, Professor Richard Simons from the University College London gave a talk on ‘Seabed Scour around Offshore Foundations’ as part of the coastal seminar series. The focus was on the physical and theoretical models used to assess… Read More MSc ECE student Katie Corbett reports on the Coastal Seminar by Prof Richard Simons (UCL)

Maria Ines de Carli reports on the seminar by Dr Alexandra Toimil (IH Cantabria)

On Friday November 23rd, Dr Alexandra Toimil from the Environmental Hydraulics Institute “IHCantabria” gave a seminar on the topic: “A probabilistic framework for the assessment of coastal erosion”. During the talk, Dr Toimil introduced us to a new framework that tries to fill a gap there currently is in impact assessment of coastal erosion. This… Read More Maria Ines de Carli reports on the seminar by Dr Alexandra Toimil (IH Cantabria)

MSc ECE fieldtrip to Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Bay – by Michalis Karas

MSc ECE 2018/19 student Michalis Karas reports on the SOES3014/CENV6126 fieldtrip to Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Bay:   On Monday 5th of November a field trip was organised to introduce a variety of coastal environments, both natural and engineered. A group of MSc students from Coastal Sediment Dynamics and Coastal Morphodyamics courses visited the area… Read More MSc ECE fieldtrip to Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Bay – by Michalis Karas

Seminar Blog: Surgewatch: documenting 2000 years of coastal flooding in the UK

By MSc ECE 2018/19 student Gabriella Panteli, On Friday 2nd November Dr Ivan Haigh, Mrs Addina Inayatillah, Ms Lucy Fillbrook spoke to us on the topic “Surgewatch: documenting 2000 years of coastal flooding in the UK”.   Coastal flooding events have had catastrophic consequences both globally and in the UK. Within the UK there is a… Read More Seminar Blog: Surgewatch: documenting 2000 years of coastal flooding in the UK

Blog on ‘Managing our coastal risks: A serious cause for concern?’ seminar by Professor Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell’

MSc ECE student Xue Ong  (Gladys) reports on this terms’ Flagship coastal seminar, by Professor Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell’   On 23 October 2018, we were very pleased to have Professor Edmund Penning-Rowsell from Middlesex & Oxford Universities to speak on the topic: “Managing our coastal risks: A serious cause for concern?” Our coastal areas are at… Read More Blog on ‘Managing our coastal risks: A serious cause for concern?’ seminar by Professor Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell’

Student Blogpost: Coastal and marine implications of a 1.5˚C increase in warming: Implications of the Paris Agreement

ECE 2018/19 Student Toby Miller reports on the first coastal seminar of this term, a SMMI workshop on  “Coastal and marine implications of a 1.5˚C increase in warming: Implications of the Paris Agreement”. The workshop featured presentations by, and discussion with a team of experts from the University, including Dr Sally Brown, lead author on… Read More Student Blogpost: Coastal and marine implications of a 1.5˚C increase in warming: Implications of the Paris Agreement

COMEM / ECE / GDP fieldtrip to Pennington and Hurst Spit on 27 Sep 18 – By ECE student Pei Ling Goh

ECE 2018/19 student Pei reports on the induction fieldtrio to Pennington Marshes and Hurst Spit: This first field trip to Pennington and Hurst Spit marks the start of the adventure of our MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment (ECE) first semester. This is the first time when we met up with all the students from… Read More COMEM / ECE / GDP fieldtrip to Pennington and Hurst Spit on 27 Sep 18 – By ECE student Pei Ling Goh

Catching up with Nick Elderfield, DHI UK managing Director & MSC ECE 2001 alumnus

We recently caught up with Nick Elderfield, Managing Director of DHI UK and MSc ECE 2000-2001 alumnus at University of Southampton. Here’s what he had to say: When did you graduate and can you tell us a bit about your experience at Southampton and afterwards? I completed a degree in Oceanography at Southampton and decided… Read More Catching up with Nick Elderfield, DHI UK managing Director & MSC ECE 2001 alumnus

Angela Fung reports on Bill Cooper’s Seminar

“30 Years in Marine Consultancy – Some Past Achievements and Some Future Opportunities for the Next Generation” by Bill Cooper (Director, Cooper Marine Advisors Ltd) By Angela FUNG 24 April 2018 Bill Cooper obtained a degree in Oceanography from Swansea University in 1986 and was interested in applied marine science particular in numerical modelling application… Read More Angela Fung reports on Bill Cooper’s Seminar

Dr David Harlow’s retirement seminar: Bournemouth Beach Replenishment – 1970 to 2016”

Prof Robert Nicholls reports: Dr. David Harlow (Coast Protection Manager, Bournemouth Borough Council) presented the nearly 50 year history of the Bournemouth Beach Nourishment Project on Tuesday 20 February 2018. His talk, entitled “Bournemouth Beach Replenishment, 1970 to 2016” looked at the history of Bournemouth as a tourist resort in the early 19th Century to… Read More Dr David Harlow’s retirement seminar: Bournemouth Beach Replenishment – 1970 to 2016”

COMEM student Charles Feys reports on Dr Eli Lazarus’ coastal seminar

The coastal seminar series in the winter semester of 2017 was kicked off by the enthusiastic Dr. Eli Lazarus, who gave his presentation the intriguing name “Weird Dynamical Signatures from Developed Coastlines”. As a recent addition to the University of Southampton staff, he brought an interesting perspective on the sediment problems on the East Coast… Read More COMEM student Charles Feys reports on Dr Eli Lazarus’ coastal seminar

COMEM & ECE fieldtrip to Portsdown Hill, Hayling Island, and Selsy – By COMEM student Thomas Cowan

By MSc COMEM student Thomas Cowan: A new school year brings a lot of excitement for the CoMEM students coming to Southampton for the fall semester. New courses and a new culture have everyone anxious for the start of the semester. This autumn, we also meet with new students taking the ECE masters program based… Read More COMEM & ECE fieldtrip to Portsdown Hill, Hayling Island, and Selsy – By COMEM student Thomas Cowan

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 Inayatillah reports on the soes6060 boat work

By ECE 16/17 Student Addina Inayatillah (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 Inayatillah 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