Mathematical Methods for Coastal Engineering

Lead Research Organisation: University of Plymouth
Department Name: Sch of Marine Science & Engineering


Coastal engineering is highly relevant not only for present day societal needs but also for dealing with future climate impacts. It seeks to offer solutions for safety from coastal flooding and erosion in the coastal zone and maintaining vital maritime activities linked to trade and economy. It is a multi-disciplinary subject in which mathematics plays a big role in understanding and quantifying the processes. This proposal outlines the plan for a summer school to help doctoral candidates further their skills in mathematical methods in coastal engineering. The school is planned to run over ten days including a day for site visits. The lectures are organised in three modules. The first module introduces fundamental mathematical elements in a general way. The second and the third modules focus on specific mathematical methods in coastal hydrodynamics and morphodynamics respectively. The school is primarily aimed at UK students pursuing doctoral research on topics related to coastal engineering. The University of Plymouth has one of the largest coastal engineering groups in the country. Staff from the University of Plymouth will plan and deliver a significant portion of the lectures. Additional speakers invited from across the UK and Europe will bring depth and diversity to enrich the experience of the summer school.


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