ERP research project websites:
FD2117 - Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators
FD1905- Estuary Processes Research Project
Other research project websites:
‘Promoting best practice in estuary flood risk management’ is an EU transnational project for developing innovative solutions for flood risk management in estuaries.
ComCoast is a European project that develops and demonstrates innovative solutions for flood protection in coastal areas.
FLOODsite is a Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission Project, covering the physical, environmental, ecological and socio-economic aspects of floods from rivers, estuaries and the sea.
The EPSRC funded Flood Risk Management Research Consortium.
The EPSRC funded flood and coastal risk reliability and uncertainty network. http://www.floodrisknet.org.uk/
OMReG - Online Managed Realignment Guide
A website for information about coastal managed realignment projects in the UK and mainland Europe, which seeks to present the ‘lessons learned’ (both good and bad) from past schemes in order to improve the implementation of future schemes.
Managed Realignment Electronic Platform
This was led by Royal Haskoning. It is delivered by a website available at:
Saltmarsh Management Manual
This was led by Royal Haskoning and has led to an update to the earlier saltmarsh management manual. It is delivered by a website available at:
Coastal Habitat Restoration - Towards good practice
Coastal Habitat Restoration - Jargon buster
Other useful links:
UKTAG - Water Framework Directive Site
The WFD-UKTAG is the United Kingdom Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) supporting the implementation of the European Community (EC) Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC). It is a partnership of the UK environment and conservation agencies. It also includes partners from the Republic of Ireland.
Information about the US Estuary Restoration Act and some information on the principles of restoration can be found at: http://era.noaa.gov/
Details of the research being undertaken by the US Army Corps of Engineers on tidal inlets can be found at: http://cirp.wes.army.mil/cirp/cirp.html
Coastal Engineering Manual (US Army Corps of Engineers Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory) can be found at:
Information about an initiative to promote collaboration on estuary and tidal inlet research can be found at: http://www.hydraulicengineering.tudelft.nl/public/inlets/
Useful process modelling software links:
Further information on model types can be found in an EMPHASYS project report from Posford Duvivier (2000):
Information compiled by Dr Chris Sherwood (USGS) in circa 2003 as part of the project to develop a Community Sediment Transport Model can be found at:
Water and Environment (MikeZero) - http://www.dhi.dk/
DELFT3D - http://www.wldelft.nl/
TELEMAC - http://www.telemacsystem.com/
POLCOMS - http://www.pol.ac.uk/home/research/polcoms/
Surface-Water Modelling System (SMS) -