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.
|Title of host publication||Coasts and Ports 2011: Diverse and Developing: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Coasts 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 2011 → 30 Sep 2011
|Conference||Coasts and Ports 2011|
|Period||28/09/11 → 30/09/11|