Dungeness power station


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.