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Cafe Scientifique: Virtual Talk: New technologies to measure coastal hazards

Monday 18 7.00pmMay


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Cafe Scientifique: Virtual Talk: New technologies to measure coastal hazards


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Grab a drink and maybe some nibbles to join us for our first virtual IOW Café Scientifique presentation, 7- 8.15 pm Monday 18th May.

Jenny Brown (National Oceanography Centre) will be presenting on “New technologies to measure coastal hazards”.

Click the zoom link at 7pm and join by browser. You don't need an account.

Talk: “New technologies to measure coastal hazards”
Defending the coast from flooding is a challenging job, especially with the uncertainty of climate change and rising sea level. To improve how our coastal defence schemes are designed, we need to be able to observe the sea as it crashes against sea walls.

A new prototype instrument to measure the volume and speed of waves as they spray, shoot and slop over a sea wall has been engineered at the National Oceanography Centre in collaboration with HR Wallingford.

The specialist information from this system and computer modelling has allowed Jenny and her team to understand hazardous wave events at a local study site near Liverpool to improve flood forecasting.

To find out more, take a look at the 4 min research clip or watch the short clips collected during field deployments in winter 2018/201.

Joining the Zook talk
The format for the evening will be as follows:

5 mins to run through online controls, 15 mins presentation, 10 mins discussion, 15 mins presentation, 15 - 30 mins discussion.

To ensure everyone can connect, please follow the instructions below to help those with limited home bandwidth:

When joining, mute microphone and turn off camera.

Jenny will screen sharing her presentation.

If you have a question or comment, use the chat facility (look for the speech bubble icon) or unmute your microphone so she can see who’s waiting in the discussion sessions.

Please remember to mute microphones again once you have spoken.

See you 7pm on the 18th May,