Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Coastal and Ocean Engineering

The oceanic environment is extremely dynamic and presents major challenges to engineers involved in the design of coastal or offshore structures.

Additionally coastal erosion and flooding represents a significant risk to coastal communities, infrastructure and habitat. Within WEIR we have considerable expertise in laboratory, field and numerical investigation of coastal and ocean engineering.

Ongoing research covers a wide range of areas including:

  • Coastal and Ocean Engineering, WEIRcoastal processes
  • wave impact on coastal and offshore structures
  • sediment transport
  • marine renewables
  • internal waves and non-linear wave analysis.

Key staff