NOC Oceans 2025 - Theme 3: Shelf and coastal processes (Liverpool)

Lead Research Organisation: National Oceanography Centre


UK shelf seas, coasts and estuaries are of high economic importance, contain around half the national biodiversity, and play important roles in larger-scale ocean and climate processes. The sustainable management and protection of these complex and valuable systems require better knowledge of their internal interactions and behaviour – and their likely responses to future human impacts and climate change


10 25 50
Description Improved modelling of hydrodynamics and waves in the coastal zone
Exploitation Route Coupled wave and hydrodynamic modelling will provide more accurate forecasts for offshore operations including the offshore wind industry and the shipping
Sectors Education,Energy,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Transport

Description As part of Oceans2025 the research carried out for Shelf and Coastal Processes is underpinning science for many areas of exploitation of the coastal and shelf seas: fisheries, marine renewable energy, coastal protection and tourism and recreational use of the coastal zone.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Transport,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic