NH5.4/GM8.5Monitoring and modelling to guide coastal adaptation to extreme storm events in a changing climate (co-organized)
|Convener: Jenny Brown | Co-Conveners: Gerd Masselink , Robert McCall , Paolo Ciavola , Andrew Plater|
• assess and provide levels of probability on the impacts of climate change at the coast
• increase our understanding of the consequence of extreme storm impacts to help provide evidence-based policy advice
To enable regional-scale and long-term study of the changing patterns within a coastal system, modelling approaches are often adopted. However, for the projections to be credible the monitoring of different coastal types is required to determine their validity, constrain the uncertainty in model predictions, and identify important processes and interactions that need to be captured within numerical or conceptual models.
Multidisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement is necessary to ensure improved understanding of coastal storm impacts is translated into effective planning for societal benefit. This session therefore welcomes research focused on monitoring and/or modelling extreme events to improve future coastal resilience from all fields of study and the end user community.