Rip currents cause 68% of surf-related incidents reported by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in the UK (Scott et al., 2008). Last summer, 70 people were rescued from rip currents in Cornwall in just one week in July (read more at the BBC). Recently, Dr Rob Brander (‘Dr Rip’) visited Western Australia, where he… Read More Western Australian rip currents in the media
The second technical workshop on Best Practices for the Formulation of Localized Sea Level Rise/Coastal inundation ‘Extremes’ Scenarios in the Pacific Islands was held in November at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. The key aims were to outline: (1) best practices and methodologies for the formulation of probabilistic estimates of extreme water levels under a… Read More How to define extreme sea level scenarios in the Pacific Islands?
A new paper led by G&G Research Fellow, Shari Gallop, has just been published in Marine Geology. The focus of the paper was on how the topography of coastal reefs drives alongshore variation in the mode and magnitude of erosion and accretion on a sandy beach in southwestern Australia. To achieve this, sub aerial beach surveys were… Read More The influence of coastal reefs on spatial variability in seasonal sand fluxes