NEPTUNE—AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO DETERMINING NW EUROPEAN COASTAL EXTREMES

Jerzy Graff, Witold Cieslikiewicz

Abstract


NEPTUNE is an EU-research project under the MASTII framework. It involves seven partners: British Maritime Technology, Delft Hydraulics, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Lancaster, Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Econometrics Institute, Erasmus University, National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management of Rijkswaterstaat (RIKZ), and Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (GKSS). The purpose is to investigate a new integrated approach for modelling the statistics ofNW European coastal extremes by first characterising the coastal impact and then linking it through a process model chain with the causative storm involved. The project methodology recognises that the North-European storm climate is made of several different storm types which impact on the coastline in different ways. The project strategy is described and some of the main results are presented.

Keywords


NEPTUNE; intergrated approach; mining

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