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

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”

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

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

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