Prof Andrew Plater
University of Liverpool
September 2011 to April 2017
AIM: To provide evidence and guidance that enables effective adaptation to the consequences of climate change at the coast, thus enhancing the resilience of coastal energy supply.
- To evaluate the implications of climate change impacts for the nuclear energy sector at sediment cell scale across the reactor life-cycle to waste management.
- To evaluate the implications of climate change impacts for coastal energy production and distribution, with a focus on the NW region as a test case for implementation nationally.
- To identify the practical steps necessary to achieve effective adaptation and to enhance resilience to climate change for (i) the nuclear sector and (ii) coastal energy supply in the NW region
- To assess the impacts of climate change at the coast in terms of flooding, erosion, morphological change, changes in water quality and ecosystem impacts.
- To assess how the impacts identified above are exacerbated by barrages for tidal power generation.
- To establish a decision-support tool for engaging communities in shaping future coastal energy generation.