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Durham University

Sea-Level & Coastal Change (SLaCC)

Sea-Level & Coastal Change (SLaCC)

Coastal change is of considerable societal and scientific interest. In the UK there is a growing realisation of our vulnerability to sea-level rise, storm surges and river flooding and the implications that this has on coastal and low lying communities and environments. Recognising the vulnerability of coasts and coastal communities presents the opportunity to learn from the past to reduce the risk to human life and infrastructure from future coastal changes.

The main aim of the Quaternary Research Association Sea Level and Coastal Change Research Group (SLaCC) is to draw together scientists from the UK and NW 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. We aim to meet annually to discuss sea-level and coastal change over a range of time and spatial scales but with particular relevance to vulnerable coastal communities within the UK and NW Europe. The meetings will be located in different coastal locations around the UK and Ireland, to reflect new and ongoing research within the sea-level community and in locations which are particularly vulnerable to future coastal changes and which will in particular appeal to those working in coastal policy and planning. 

Contact Details

Department of Geography
Durham University
Lower Mountjoy
South Road, Durham

Tel: 0191 3341800
Fax: 0191 3341801