Ports and Harbours
Coastal flooding around the UK is a threat to economic and environmental assets.
Storm surges (large-scale increase in sea level due to a storm) pose significant threats to coastal regions and with future predicted rise in mean sea level leading to expected increase in the frequency of these extreme water levels, UK government agencies, harbour commissions, port authorities and commercial companies are becoming increasingly concerned by the impact of storm surge.
Such organisations are now taking action, informed by innovative marine science and technologies, to protect coastal populations, coastal assets and coastal habitats, and mitigate future risks from storm surge.
The NOC is able to provide the following:
- Advanced modelling capabilities using computers, radar technology and satellite imagery to predict the occurrence of storm surges, harmonic analysis of tides and sediment transport
- Plans for UK government agencies, harbour commissions, port authorities and commercial companies relating to the impact of extreme weather-sea events
- Surveys, reports, reviews and research results for external stakeholders, the public and the media
- Aid in the de-risking of sea transportation of heavy components of infrastructure by providing advanced weather-sea models and preferred navigation routes.