Welcome to the EC2 Research Group
Coastal and Estuarine Processes
Coastal and estuarine research at EC2 focuses on computational modelling and analysis of hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of coasts and estuaries at a range of time scales: event scale (few days), seasonal scale (few months to an year), medium term (few years to a decade) and long term (few decades to a century). Our main research in this research area includes:
Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables
EC2 is involved in modelling environmental impacts of tidal and wave energy extraction, with particular focus on the physical environment. We look at both near-field and far filed impacts at a range of time scales. The main research progressing in this area includes:
Radar Hydrology & Flood Risk Management
The group has more than 30 years of research experiences in Weather Radar and Radar Hydrology. As engineering hydrologists, our interest is focused on how to acquire rainfall observations using modern technology such as weather radars and their applications in flood risk management, extreme storm monitoring and early warnings. The research line ranges from fundamental research such as techniques for improving rainfall observations, to applications of rainfall now-casting and radar driven hydrological forecasting. We have been working closely with government agencies and industrial partners. Through the years, we have taken part in various related research projects as well the provision of consultation to industries. As engineers, we have been able to develop and build weather radars with industrial partners that effectively supported past projects and the ongoing research.
Hydrometeorological and Hydro-climatic Modelling
The increased complexity of many engineering problems when put in the context of the changing environment (climate, population) highlights the need of interdisciplinary research efforts. The expertise in meteorology and numerical weather prediction have offered us the capacity to address such complex research problems, e.g., real time flood forecasting with rainfall forecast, the cloud-to-coast approach of coast flooding mitigation, climate change impact on water resources, future trend of extreme flooding and droughts and adaptation. The group is specialized at climate data downscaling, and coupled models that are indispensable tool in this area. The recent collaboration with the Met Office has added the UK Unified Model to our modelling infrastructure that supports our on-going efforts on the research of Welsh Extreme Weather Initiative.