Extreme sea levels, waves and coastal flood events in the Solent
The second seminar of this series will be given by
Dr Matthew Wadey (East Solent Coastal Partnership)
who will deliver an afternoon coastal seminar, on
"Extreme sea levels, waves and coastal flood events in the Solent"
When: Friday, 09 March 2018, 4 pm – 5pm
Where: Building 27/2003 L/R 2 Highfield Campus
This presentation discusses recent storm and tide events in the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership area (Havant, Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham). These are placed into context using sea level and wave data, along with flood events, and coastal management.
Matthew studied for a BSc Environmental Geoscience (University College London), and an MSc in Environmental Coastal Engineering (University of Southampton) then worked at the Channel Coastal Observatory. He completed a PhD at Southampton analysing coastal flooding in the Solent, and had a position as a geomorpholgist at the marine consultancy ABPmer. This was followed by two post-docs at the University of Southampton, researching various aspects of coastal flooding and adaptation. Matthew joined the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership in 2016 as a coastal engineer/project manager, working on coastal process-related research including beach management and contaminated land.