Portsmouth coastal defence strategies event

Banner 11Staff and students are invited to an event that will explain the nature of coastal defence strategies and demonstrate newly-completed and proposed major coastal defence schemes around Portsmouth.

As part of a long-standing professional relationship between the University and Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV), this day-long event has been organised by Dr Jonathan Potts and Dr Malcolm Bray from the Department of Geography. It involves the RHDHV regional office, the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) and students studying MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management (CMRM).

RHDHV are the consulting coastal engineers for some of the major infrastructure in Portsmouth and the ESCP are the alliance of local authorities (Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth) that provide combined coastal management along their respective shores.

The one-day event will involve a series of short presentations by all organisations including the University, followed by some site visits around Portsmouth.

This will take place on 6 December 2016:
9.30am–11.00am: Short presentations from all organisations (King Henry 3.09)
11.00am–12.00pm: Networking lunch
12.00pm–4.15pm: Range of site visits around Portsmouth (Limited to 33 spaces, priority given to MSc CMRM students)

This will provide staff and students with the opportunity to network with two major stakeholders in the Portsmouth coastal environment.

If you would like to attend either the morning sessions or the site visits in the afternoon, then please contact Dr Jonathan Potts (jonathan.potts@port.ac.uk) for more details and to reserve your space.

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