Key dates

1 March 2011Start of NUPSIG
7 March 2011NUPSIG Partners meeting
11 January 2012NUPSIG Partners meeting
March 2012Fieldwork at Loe Bar
7 February 2013NUPSIG Partners meeting
November 2012 - March 2013Storm response data collection
April 2013International Coastal Symposium
Summer 2014User workshop


Date Name Location
1 December 2011 Introduction to XBeach Plymouth University
Summer 2014 Application of process-based models for gravel coasts To be determined


Journal articles

Poate, T., Masselink, G., Davidson, M., McCall, R., Russell, P.E., Turner, I., (2013), High frequency in-situ field measurements of morphological response on a fine gravel beach during energetic wave conditions. Marine Geology, 342, 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2013.05.009. Link


Conference proceedings


Masselink, G., Keynote: The importance of field research and numerical modelling in coastal morphodynamic research: why 1+1 > 2. All at Sea, York, England

McCall, R.T., Masselink, G., Poate, T., Bradbury, A., Russell, P., Davidson, M., Predicting overwash on gravel barriers. Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65. Plymouth, United Kingdom. ISSN 0749-0208. Full paper


Poate, T., McCall, R., Masselink, G., Russell, P., Davidson, M., Contrasting storm impacts on gravel beaches - examples from South England. International Conference of Coastal Engineering, Santander. doi:10.9753/icce.v33.sediment.84. Full paper.

McCall, R., Masselink, G., Roelvink, D., Russell, P., Davidson, M., Poate, T., Modelling overwash and infiltration on gravel barriers. International Conference of Coastal Engineering, Santander. doi:10.9753/icce.v33.currents.34. Full paper.



Plymouth 'storm-chasers' defend UK coastline. BBC News England website. 19 December 2012. Link

Storm impacts on gravel beaches. Radio interview. BBC Spotlight. 17 March 2012.

Research team aims to predict response of storm-hit beaches. Engineer Online. 20 March 2012. Link

Sands used as research base to study impact of rising sea levels. Herald Express (Torquay), page 34. 30 April 2010.





Channel Coastal Observatory HR Wallingford Environment Agency


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