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The storm is over

Today is a day to celebrate. We collected more than 10,000 SET pin readings, 420 Instron measurements and biomass photos, took more than 1,800 structure for motion pictures and recorded roughly 15h of wave and drag data… and we thank … Continue reading

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The Team Trial… Now it really is getting exciting!

As the team at the wave flume is putting together the last remaining pieces of this awesome construction effort, the science team is preparing to converge on the flume facility in preparation of the first trial run… We want our … Continue reading

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Core Stability – do marshes have any?

While the South-East of the UK has experienced the driest June on record and in the middle of a heat wave, the RESIST team in the UK has been working hard… We are carefully excavating cores from a muddy east … Continue reading

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How strong and stable?…

Yes, we are planning another amazing experiment, to see how strong and stable tidal flat sediments and marsh vegetation really are… watch this space!!

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Our experimental footage appears on Arte TV ‘Futuremag’ documentary!!

Check out the beautiful documentary on ‘natural coastal protection’ produced by the German/French TV Channel ‘Arte’ and screened last Saturday 21st November. Well worth a look even if you do not understand the languages!: French: http://youtu.be/fh1Bh3MxmKg German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YuATQGzjxI  

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Franziska passes her PhD viva!

… with an appropriately decorated mortar board – even the mice get a space on it! Congratulations! Well deserved! And a big ‘thank you’ – Without Franziska, the marsh would never have made it to the flume!

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University news covers our story…

The University of Cambridge covered our story last week on its main news page… Check it out on here…: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/salt-marsh-plants-key-to-reducing-coastal-erosion-and-flooding

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Finally: have a look at our first published results!

Wave attenuation over coastal salt marshes under storm surge conditions Iris Möller, Matthias Kudella, Franziska Rupprecht, Tom Spencer, Maike Paul, Bregje K. vanWesenbeeck, GuidoWolters, Kai Jensen, Tjeerd J. Bouma, Martin Miranda-Lange and Stefan Schimmels Nature Geoscience:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2251 And we have … Continue reading

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The real thing!

Only a month after completion of our experiment in Hannover, the team of the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit of the Department of Geography find themselves surveying the aftermath of a real storm surge that wrought havoc around the UK east … Continue reading

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A rather late round-up…

Apologies to all, who have been following this blog, for a rather late round-up of events in the final stages of the experiment. There is no other excuse than last-minute computer glitches and exhausted scientists! So, now that we are … Continue reading

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