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 (channelcoast.org);
• 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.