Expert-driven approaches to assessments of long-term coastal geo-hazard

Piers Larcombe, D. Morris

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Coastal developments with multi-decadal to centurial life-spans present a problem to regulators, developers, consultants, local interest groups and, indeed, applied scientists - How to assess the coastal hazards that might be associated with such developments? Over such timescales, the regional and local hydrodynamic and sedimentary processes will be fundamental controls for most other "environmental" issues, and extrapolation of hydrodynamic models to predict geomorphology is inappropriate. We draw on work evaluating coastal geo-hazards faced through the lifetime of potential new major coastal power stations, covering the phases of design, construction, operation and decommissioning. Our purpose was to forecast the 'likely' route(s) of coastal change, and thus develop a 100-year strategic view of coastal geo-hazards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoasts and Ports 2011: Diverse and Developing: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference
PublisherEngineers Australia
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780858258860
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventCoasts and Ports 2011: 20th Australasian coastal and ocean engineering conference and the 13th Australasian port and harbour conference - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011


ConferenceCoasts and Ports 2011


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