*change to MASTS Webinar schedule*
On the 26th August we will be finishing our 2020 webinar series. Every Wednesday MASTS has brought you a live webinar at 1pm. These free sessions can be attended by anyone.
Wednesday 26th August at 1pm - Dr Carlos Loureiro (University of Stirling) – Stormy seas on sandy coasts: morphological impacts of exceptional storms on beaches and barriers
Stormy seas have significant impacts in coastal areas, causing intense coastal erosion and inundation, as well as widespread infrastructure damage and wide-ranging social and economic disruption. Exceptional storms and unprecedented stormy seasons during the past decade prompted an increased recognition of the morphological impacts of storms on sandy coasts and, despite uncertainty in both storm forcing and coastal response under a changing climate, future storm impacts are only expected to worsen due to higher sea levels. This webinar will explore the impacts of a wide range of coastal storm events, from single tropical storms to clusters of extratropical cyclones, along diverse sandy beaches and barriers. We will contrast storm impacts in natural and engineered barriers and discuss different management interventions for coastal storm protection, from straw bales to rocky seawalls and many things in between.
Dial-in options are provided in your registration confirmation email.
For previous webinars please look at the MASTS webinar playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXIbt403rtgNOfVoGBLeUYFc0yFE9NDze