Liverpool Bay a case study area for the iCOASST project

The 4 year, iCOASST project aims to enhance erosion and flood risk management via improving our capability to predict erosion and accretion around the coast and estuaries of the UK.  Liverpool Bay has been one of two demonstration regions used for the project’s activity to provide more detailed mapping of coastal cells, incorporating the enormous variety of human interventions that constrain coastal evolution.  Pilot maps have been produced for Liverpool Bay and Suffolk, prior to an analysis extending to the whole of England and Wales. The software, which is fully open-source, will be available as a free download once internal project testing has been completed.  As part of the Liverpool Bay case study the iCOASST team visited the Sefton Coast in July 2013 to learn about the management issues that the coastline faces.  iCOASST have published their first newsletter, which includes articles on mapping Liverpool Bay, the Sefton Coast visit and  further details of the project’s work.  It can be accessed via this link on the iCOASST website.

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