Research &

Ongoing research and development includes:

•  Second generation version of ASMITA (a model that aggregates elements to examine long-term morphological change) to include dynamic elements;

•  A toolbox to handle and analyse the data being collected by Local Authorities and the Environment Agency and made available by the Channel Coastal Observatory (;

•  A model to decompose energy flux within an inlet or estuary and examine the variations in space and time.

• Remotely sensed and in-situ tools to measure sediment properties over the surficial layer of the sea bed and tidal flat (top 1-2 metres);

• A method to determine the influence of beach recovery on coastal resilience.