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NEARCONTROL

NEARshore geological CONTROL on coastal morphodynamics: monitoring and modelling in high-resolution

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Project "NEARCONTROL" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER 

Organization address
address: CROMORE ROAD
city: COLERAINE
postcode: BT52 1SA
website: www.ulster.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website http://www.nearcontrol.eu
 Total cost 203˙200 €
 EC max contribution 203˙200 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2019-01-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER UK (COLERAINE) coordinator 203˙200.00
2    UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL ZA (WESTVILLE) partner 0.00

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 Project objective

A major shortcoming of contemporary coastal research is the poor quantification of geological control in nearshore hydrodynamic and morphosedimentary processes along natural and developed coastal areas. This is particularly relevant given the global dominance of geologically-constrained coastlines, which face increasing risks driven by extreme storm events and growing societal pressures on the coast. This project aims to advance the knowledge of beach and nearshore morphodynamics within complex geomorphological settings, dominated by multi-dimensional geological control. The fundamental objective is to quantify the role and impact of nearshore geological control under energetic conditions. This will be accomplished by developing a ground-breaking approach, based on state-of-the-art surveying and monitoring methods to acquire unprecedented geophysical, morphological and hydrodynamic information of the beach and nearshore zones in geomorphological complex settings. New-generation process-based modelling will be implemented to explore wave-driven currents and patterns of sediment transport under realistic settings and conditions. Linking the sedimentary and geological framework of the beach and nearshore with field measurements and numerical modelling constitute a novel approach that will lead to fundamental advances in coastal geomorphology, further improving the ability to predict storm-induced erosion in geologically-controlled settings. To bring together these embedded scales of analysis and innovative approaches, this project is based on collaboration with international-leading experts in coastal geomorphology, marine geology and geophysics and coastal modelling. Expertise and skills developed by the fellow will contribute to an internationally-leading academic and research profile, promoting European research with global collaborations.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 L. Bon de Sousa, C. Loureiro, O. Ferreira
Morphological and economic impacts of rising sea levels on cliff-backed platform beaches in southern Portugal
published pages: 31-43, ISSN: 0143-6228, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.07.023
Applied Geography 99 2019-09-02
2018 Loureiro, Carlos; Cooper, Andrew
Temporal variability in winter wave conditions and storminess in the northwest of Ireland
published pages: 1-16, ISSN: 1939-4055, DOI: 10.2014/igj.v51i2.1369
Irish Geography 51 2019-09-02
2018 J.A.G. Cooper, A.N. Green, C. Loureiro
Geological constraints on mesoscale coastal barrier behaviour
published pages: 15-34, ISSN: 0921-8181, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2018.06.006
Global and Planetary Change 168 2019-09-02

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