The specific objectives of the Group are:
- To create and foster an interdisciplinary community of scientists and practitioners working on issues relating to sea-level change and coastal evolution over a range of time-scales, from the Quaternary to the near-future;
- To support an annual field conference to bring the community together to examine recent research undertaken at a regional-level within the UK. To support the production of associated field guides and, where appropriate, collections of scientific papers;
- To provide a supportive community within which postgraduate students and ECR staff can receive mentoring and support, as a training group for larger, more formal international meetings.
A particular aim is to ensure that our annual field conferences are occasions where postgraduate students working in sea level and coastal change are able to present their research in a supportive environment and to receive feedback from the scientific community. We therefore particularly encourage postgraduates and early career researchers to join the meetings, which aim to be relatively small and informal.
We hope you’ll join us for future SLaCC meetings.
Sarah Woodroffe (Durham University) and Natasha Barlow (University of Leeds)