As a Marine Science graduate, I am particularly motivated to study environmental dynamics. Geophysics and the physical responses to climate change are especially interesting to me. To develop my understanding of the geophysical environment, I followed an M2 Environmental Fluid Mechanics degree, where I developed the necessary numerical competency, covering signal analysis to deriving and solving equations of turbulent transport.
Assessing dynamic seabed change on the UK continental shelf.
The aim of this project is to document the physical stability of the seabed, focussing on the Scottish coast due to the abundance of bathymetry data.
To relate the morphological expression of Scottish coastal seabed to hydrodynamic energy available by classifying multibeam echosounder data.
To quantify the seabed’s temporal physical stability of particularly energetic sites.
To assess the influence of installed engineered structures on the stable seabed dynamics by comparing pre- and post-seabed state providing that comprehensive data is acquired.