Welcome to the EC2 Research Group
The Engineering from Clouds to Coasts Group (EC2) carries out both fundamental and applied research into flooding and erosion. The Group contains recognised specialists in coastal engineering, estuarine and coastal morphodynamics, flood risk, hydrology and meteorology. EC2’s research is supported with grants from UK Research Councils, EU FP7, the Welsh Assembly, international research sponsors and industry. The group has very close links with Low Carbon Research Institute (Marine), which is also based in the College of Engineering. EC2 is focused firmly on major problems facing society regarding rising sea levels, flood risk, and offshore renewable energy which have been highlighted in recent Government reviews.
Up Research Seminars
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 hrs
Date: Wednesday the 26th November
Venue: Materials Boardroom
Title: Preliminary Results investigating the impact of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon on physical processes in Swansea Bay and the surrounding sandbank systems
Speaker: Dr. Ian /fairley
In this talk preliminary results from the modelling of the impact of the tidal lagoon on physical processes will be presented. Extreme events are being studied both because of their capacity for larger impacts and because past research has suggested that sediment pathways between the bays and sandbanks only occur under storm events. Two case studies are used from the storms of winter 2013/2014, one case of a large storm and surge event co-incident with a neap tide and the other a large storm and surge event co-incident with a spring tide. The lagoon is modelled as a land section with sources/sinks implemented to represent the water exchange with the inner lagoon. Simulations are currently running and so results will be truly ‘hot off the press’!!