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Durham University

Sea-Level & Coastal Change (SLaCC)

2018 Fort William Meeting

Sea Level and Coastal Change 2018 participants. From left to right: Sarah Woodroffe, Jim Innes, Dorothy Weston, Caitlin Nagle, Luis-Rees Hughes (front), Trevor Faulkner (back), Sarah Bradley, Emma Hocking, Juliet Sefton, Tasha Barlow, Rob Barnett, Graham Rush, Emmanuel Bustamante-Fernandez, Helene Burningham, Salma Sabour, Thaisa Bergamo, (missing: Nick Everett, Guillaume Goodwin, Maryam Hanan, Jon Hill). Photo credit: Salma Sabour (Southampton).

The Fourth Sea Level and Coastal Change (SLaCC) field conference: Fort William and Northwest Scotland

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th September, 2018

Conveners: Rob Barnett1, Sarah Woodroffe2 and Ian Shennan2

1Department of Geography, University of Exeter & 2Department of Geography, Durham University

Following the success of the first three SLaCC meetings, we were pleased to announce that the fourth annual meeting of the Sea Level and Coastal Change (SLaCC) group would take place in Fort William, Scotland, with field excursions to surrounding coastal landscapes. This meeting aimed to be bring together scientists from the UK and NW Europe to discuss their work in all aspects of sea level and coastal changes. We welcomed cross-disciplinary engagement at the meeting, the content of which incorporated data production (e.g. reconstructing past events), modelling (conceptual and prediction) and social science (impact and mitigation).

Postgraduate attendance was particularly encouraged and supported by reduced registration fees.