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EPSRC Reference: GR/S23827/01
Title: Violent Waves at the Coast- Are we safe at the seaside?
Principal Investigator: Bruce, Dr T
Other Investigators:
Mingham, Professor C Causon, Professor DM Allsop, Professor NWH
Ingram, Professor DM
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Project Partners:
Civil Engineering Contractors Associatio Einstein Network Environment Agency (Grouped)
Essex County Council H R Wallingford Ltd Institution of Civil Engineers
Maritime and Coastguard Agency National Trust
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Scheme: PPE PreFEC
Starts: 01 April 2003 Ends: 31 October 2005 Value (£): 41,412
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The overall aim of this proposal is to improve public understanding of personal hazards associated with wave overtopping. The project therefore has two main aims, to: educate owners, agencies, media, and the public on the occurrence and dangers of violent wave overtopping; disseminate new understanding and tools in forms that assist those responsible to guide the public to later unsafe behaviour; In pursuit of these aims, the proposed work has the following detailed objectives: discuss in detail with the key partners the processes and occurrence of overtopping, and thus alert those with responsibility of the potential hazards, and how they may be mitigated; provide graphical and text materials suitable for permanent information board displays for at risk sites; produce high quality videos / animations / multimedia resources describing violent overtopping processes; generate interactive web-based material for responsible authorities, managers, engineers and general public; to stimulate improved understanding of the key issues by targeted workshops for owners, specialist advisors, media researchers and journalists.
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