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Reference Number EP/I035390/1
Title Adaptation and Resilience of Coastal Energy Supply
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 10%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 70%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 5%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 60%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor AJ Plater
No email address given
Oceans and Ecosystems
University of Liverpool
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2011
End Date 30 October 2017
Duration 72 months
Total Grant Value £1,415,336
Industrial Sectors Construction; Energy
Region North West
Programme Energy Multidisciplinary Applications
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor AJ Plater , Oceans and Ecosystems, University of Liverpool (99.977%)
  Other Investigator Dr JW Spencer , Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Dr JM (Jenny ) Brown , National Oceanographic Centre, NERC (0.001%)
Dr KJ (Kevin ) Horsburgh , National Oceanographic Centre, NERC (0.001%)
Dr J (Judith ) Wolf , National Oceanographic Centre, NERC (0.001%)
Dr AJ (Alejandro ) Souza , National Oceanographic Centre, NERC (0.001%)
Professor RJ Nicholls , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor G Masselink , Sch of Engineering, University of Plymouth (0.001%)
Dr M Davidson , Sch of Engineering, University of Plymouth (0.001%)
Professor P Russell , Sch of Engineering, University of Plymouth (0.001%)
Professor TJ Greenshaw , Physics, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Professor RL Wilby , Geography, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Ms S Kidd , People, Place and Space, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Dr PJ North , People, Place and Space, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Dr D (Darren ) McCauley , Geography and Geosciences, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Dr D Copplestone , Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling (0.001%)
Dr AN Tyler , Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling (0.001%)
Dr KS Kingston , School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth (0.001%)
Dr M Li , Centre for Engineering Sustainability, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Professor R Burrows , Centre for Engineering Sustainability, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Dr IA Walkington , Centre for Engineering Sustainability, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Professor D Chen , Centre for Engineering Sustainability, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Professor J Hooke , Earth's Changing Environment, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Dr MD Wood , Sch of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The project aims to identify the challenges facing the future security of the UK nuclear energy sector and coastal energy supply in the NW region as a result of changing patterns of temperature and rainfall, sea-level rise and storms. In particular, we will determine the threats posed to future energy generation and the distribution network by flooding and erosion, changing patterns of coastal sedimentation, water temperature and the distribution of plants and animals in the coastal zone. As well as having important consequences for the operation of coastal power stations, these climate change impacts also affect the neighbouring coastline as well as the coastal waters. As a result, communities need to be made aware of these future threats, and to be brought into discussions that decide the future of energy supply in the UK. To support this, the project will first build a computer model of the coast that can operate at scales of 25-100 km and that can predict coastal changes for estuaries, gravel beaches, sandy beaches and dunes, and cliffs made up of both hard and soft rock. The coupled outputs from this integrated model will be converted into maps of future flooding, erosion, sedimentation, water quality and habitats that are the result of climate change projections to the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s and, over longer periods of time, our best understanding of long-term coastal change to 2100, 2200 and 2500 AD. These maps can then be consulted and overlain using a computer-based geographic information system as a decision-support tool to assist in drawing-up coastal management plans, looking at the different threats that we face and the options to address their overall impact on coastal energy supply. The aim is to identify how the coastal power stations, substations and distribution grid can adapt to future climate change impacts and thus become more resilient, thus securing our energy needs as we move into a low-carbon future
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