A Webinar Series that the New Zealand Coastal Society (NZCS) is holding. They have collated a range of exciting presentation topics covering contemporary New Zealand coastal issues like Storm Surge and Climate Change, through the use of new technologies in localised coastal zone monitoring.
Talk one: Storm surge and Wave Climate projections (2020-2100) for Aotearoa New Zealand.
A collaborative project by the University of Auckland with the University of Cantabria has generated a nationwide set of projections of nearshore wave and storm surge conditions. The projections look at the next 80 years are obtained using an innovative “multi-model” approach, which combines dynamical modelling and statistical downscaling. IPCC emission scenarios and associated climate properties are used to drive these predictions of future wave and surge processes.
Talk two: Composite modelling: Experiments and CFD combined for better design insights on coastal structures.
The design of coastal structures continues to rely heavily on physical experiments, either compiled into widely-used semi-empirical formulations or to produce ad hoc formulations for non-conventional structures. Numerical modelling, having been under development for some decades now, has the potential to disrupt the design methodology in coastal engineering by providing detailed insights, additional data impossible to measure in the laboratory or by informing about scale effects. The most significant benefits can be obtained when applying composite modelling, i.e. physical and numerical modelling working together in a complementary way.
Each month the NZCS will present an hour-long free webinar that you can register, so keep an eye on it.
For further details about this Webinar Series, please click on this link: New Zealand Coastal Society Webinar Series.
To register online, CLICK on this link: NZCS 2020 Webinar Series Registration.