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03 August 2016

Ravenglass Saltmarsh Research Seminar programme released

Altran UK is delighted to release the technical programme for the upcoming Ravenglass Saltmarsh Research Seminar, which takes place on 27 September 2016. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

08:45 – 09:45

Registration and coffee

09:45 – 10:00


Paul Whitfield (Altran UK)

Session 1

Radionuclide movement

10:00 – 10:30

Distribution and mobility of radionuclides on an ungrazed saltmarsh over a 25 year period

Prof. Phil Warwick (GAU) and Jane Caborn (Altran UK)

10:30 – 11:00

Reconstructing the past, predicting the future: geochemical and radiochemical records of estuarine change

Prof. Andrew Cundy (GAU)

11:00 – 11:30

NERC LO-RISE: Actinide behaviour on natural systems – Insights from the Ravenglass Estuary, Irish Sea Mud Patch and Needle’s Eye

Dr. Adam Fuller (University of Manchester)

11:30 – 11:45

Tea/Coffee break

Session 2

Geological, climate and coastal change

11:45 – 12:15

Geology of the Ravenglass Saltmarsh from electrical resistivity tomography (ERT)

Prof. Nick Smith (NNL)

12:15 – 12:45

ARCoES: Adaptation and Resilience of the Coastal Energy Supply based on research in West Cumbria

Prof. Andy Plater (University of Liverpool)

12:45 – 13:15

Quantifying Impact of Saltmarsh Erosion on Coastal Resilience

Tom Prime (University of Liverpool)

13:15 – 14:00

Buffet lunch

Session 3


14:00 – 14:30

Assessing the potential impact of radionuclides in saltmarshes on wildlife  

David Copplestone (University of Stirling)

14:30 – 15:00

Estimating exposure to humans from saltmarsh environments

Dr Mike Wood (University of Salford)

15:00 – 15:15

Tea/Coffee break

Session 4

The stakeholder and regulator view point

15:15 – 15:45

A low-level waste repository site in a coastal zone

John Shevelan (LLWR)

15:45 – 16:15

Esk Estuary: an Environment Agency perspective

Claire Cailes (Environment Agency)

16:15 – 16:45

Informal discussion


Meeting close