Improving our understanding of processes controlling the dynamics of our coastal systems


BLUEcoast aims to inform coastal management by reducing uncertainties in the prediction of medium-term (years) and long-term (decadal and longer) regional sediment budgets, morphological change and how the coast recovers after sequences of storms.


Our teams are undertaking observations and experiments to develop modelling tools that will be used to evaluate coastal resilience and scope alternative management options.

BLUEcoast combines the expertise of biologists, coastal engineers, geologists, geographers, and oceanographers with complementary field, laboratory and numerical skills.


As it is not feasible to quantify all the relevant morphodynamic processes at high spatial resolution across the entire UK coast, we focus on a number of representative coastal systems.



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Principal Investigators

Dr Laurent Amoudry
Principal Investigator
National Oceanography Centre

Dr Jenny Brown
National Oceanography Centre

Work Packages 1 & 2

Prof. Gerd Masselink
Work Package 1 Lead (Perranporth and Slapton Sands)
Plymouth University

Dr Andres Payo Garcia
Work Package 2 Lead (Suffolk coast, Orford Ness to Hunstanton)
British Geological Survey

Work Packages 3 & 4

Prof. Martin Solan
Work Package 3 Lead (Cartmel Sands and Dengie penninsula)
University of Southampton

Prof. Andy Plater
Work Package 4 Lead (Camber Sands and Minsmere)
University of Liverpool