Coastal Scoop

A platform for ramblings about all things coastal; the scientific and the not-so-scientific.



Welcome to my personal website and blog, commenting on all things coastal, whether it be the scientific or the not so scientific happenings that I stumble upon.

I am a Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ). My research focuses primarily on coastal processes, morphology and hazard. My research makes use of coastal imaging systems as a means of remote sensing, and an array of in situ instrumentation. You can see more of my work on ResearchGate or follow me on Twitter.

The purpose of this blog is two-fold; firstly to present interesting coastal findings from academic literature, and secondly, as time goes by, this site should develop into a platform to propagate my research.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.

John. F. Kennedy

Coastal Environments Lecture

This is a video of one of my recent lectures on Coastal Environments: Beaches and Barriers. Content includes:

  • Beach morphologies
  • Controls on morphologies (waves, tides and currents)
  • Types of nearshore current
  • The impact of changing sea levels