Introduction to Coastal Processes

JBA Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management training course

A two day course providing a solid foundation in the processes that lead to coastal erosion and flood risk and the policies
and frameworks in place to manage this risk.  The course will provide an introduction to appraisal techniques such as economic appraisal, and multi-criteria assessments that can be used to select the referred approach for coastal protection, and presents an overview of the design processes, criteria and methods.

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Day one focuses on physical processes such as tides, storm surges, waves, sediment transport (longshore, cross shore, swash zone), coastal evolution, human impacts, climate change and uncertainty. Day two will then move into coastal policy including management options (retreat/advance/hold the line) and types of defences (recharge/nourishment, revetments, breakwaters etc.)

This is designed as an introductory course for a wide audience of managers, planners, engineers, scientists or modellers requiring an overview of coastal processes, either as a foundation knowledge or to support further courses. It will be delivered in a context of understanding the risks facing our coastline plus the selection and review of different management approaches available.

By the end of this course you should have an understanding of the different coastal processes, the drivers of coastal risk, future impacts due to climate change and the use of different management approaches to mitigate coastal risk.

It will include an understanding of different management approaches and defence options, their benefits and potential impacts, how they can be assessed and how a preferred design is selected. This knowledge will also support further courses in coastal design, asset management, modelling and calculation of extremes.

Anne-Marie Moon BSc MSc CEng MICE

Anne-Marie is a Chartered Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the field of coastal engineering. Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of coastal projects including coastal and estuarine strategic studies, sand dune management, marina and rock breakwater design and Beach Management Plans. Anne-Marie leads our Flood Risk Management Team in Newport, South Wales. She is also a lecturer on the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on coastal erosion and flood risk management.

Paul Bowerman BSc MSc

Paul has an oceanographic background and over 14 years’ marine consultancy experience. During this time, he has been involved in a wide variety of projects. He has also conducted environmental training sessions for major oil companies, oil spill responders, consultants and government agencies both in the UK and in various locations around the world.

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If you would like to discuss our training please contact Felicity Clarke.

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+44 (0)1756 799919