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Durham University

Sea-Level & Coastal Change (SLaCC)

2015 Cumbria Meeting

Delegates 2015

SLaCC Field Meeting 2015 participants at Bowness Common (Image: C. Hamilton)

The first meeting of the QRA Sea level and Coastal Change (SLaCC) research group was held in Cumbria on 16-18th September 2015. The main aim of SLaCC is to draw together scientists from the UK and northwest Europe that are actively researching sea level and coastal changes and the impact of sea-level change on the coastal environment, in the past, present and future (see the first meeting circular below for more information).

The first day of the meeting was based in Kendal and provided an opportunity for oral presentations and posters. We welcomed contributions from across the sea level and coastal communities, and in particular from postgraduate students and ECRs. Registration included both lunch and tea/coffee breaks.

We were delighted to be joined by our keynote speaker Cecile Baeteman of the Belgian Geological Survey who reflected on her career in a talk "IGCP and my journeys in the mysterious world of Holocene coastal sediments".

The second and third days of the meeting provided an opportunity to explore the Cumbrian coast. We departed Kendal to visit Drigg sand dunes, the Solway coast and receive a tour of the UK Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR). Registration included lunch on both days, one nights B&B accommodation at Cockermouth and a tour of the Jennings brewery, including a pie and pea supper with ale!

The meeting was run in association with Dr Jerry Lloyd, Durham University.

See the meeting report page for a full report and photographs from the meeting.