National Oceanography Centre
Dr Jennifer Brown
Paul Bell, Robin Pascal, Margaret Yelland, Tim Pullen
Sefton Council, Balfour Beatty Plc, Environment Agency, Channel Coastal Observatory, Marlan Maritime Technologies
The aim of this innovation project is to optimise the design of WireWall, a new system that will measure the hazard of coastal defence overtopping. Such system will employ a 3-dimensional grid of wires that sense contact with saltwater. This contact signal will be used to measure the volume and speed of overtopping at vulnerable locations on the 900-meter-long seawall at Crosby. The new data collected will be used to test the models used when designing this new seawall through the comparison of estimated and observed overtopping hazards, enabling long-term monitoring.
Project twitter feed
An introductory video, showing WireWall in action.
Article published on 'Nature - International Journal of Science'
Mersey Maritime announcing their sought-after Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) winners. This showcases WireWall achieving the Positive Impact Award 2019 for NOC.
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