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Providing highest quality scientific research to underpin sustainable coastal management

Welcome

Welcome to the CCRU

The Unit's brief is to:

  • Provide scientifically-informed input for the better management of shorelines and their associated ecosystems.
  • Facilitate and promote multi-diciplinary research into all aspects of shallow water marine science by bringing together natural and social scientists in Cambridge University and other governmental and non-governmental research institutions.
  • Inform coastal management and decision-making within governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations in the UK and overseas.

Research projects

Research projects

A variety of research projects on coastal topics are being undertaken by the CCRU.

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PhD projects

PhD projects

The Unit has an active group of PhD students, undertaking PhD study at the Department of Geography.

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Britain is crumbling into the sea – but does it matter?

26th June, 2022

 

"Sea level rise is a massive inter-generational problem: our children and our grandchildren should not be the victims of poorly informed and short-termist decisions made now" says Tom Spencer, arguing for long-term strategic planning at the coast and contributing to the debate on what to do about coastal erosion, in The Telegraph , 25th June 2022.

Flood Risk Modelling UK East Coast

30th November, 2021

 

Elizabeth Christie and Tom Spencer, of the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit, in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre and Consulting Engineers Arup report a new approach to coastal flood risk modelling, with a case study for the city of Hull.

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