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Dec 20, 2017

Dynamic Coast Research Project Continues in 2018


The Dynamic Coast research project continues in 2018, building on the earlier National Coastal Change Assessment.

 

The next phase of the Dynamic Coast Research Project will map and categorise the resilience of Scotland’s natural coastal defences (i.e. identifying where low dunes may breach), it will estimate how future climate change may exacerbate erosion on our soft (erodible) coast. It will incorporate the latest monitoring techniques to inform natural resilience and vulnerability of our shoreline.

 

At five ‘super sites’, including St Andrews, Montrose and Skara Brae the project will forecast future change, anticipated damage and develop mitigation and adaptation plans with stakeholders. This will help demonstrate the applicability and need for adaptation actions across the public sector. Importantly it will also consider the social justice implications of existing and climate change exacerbated coastal erosion in Scotland.

 

For more information on this project click here

Solway Firth Partnership