Cambridge Coastal Research Unit
Department of Geography
My research is exploiting the explosion in publically available Big Data and remote sensing pertaining to shoreline change and the environmental factors driving these dynamics. The data-rich East Coast of England will be studied throughout my PhD. Automated shoreline detection methods will be applied to optical remote sensing imagery to quantify shoreline change over the past 30-40 years. Machine learning techniques (Neural Networks) will be used to predict future change and to identify dominant causes of observed dynamics. The impacts on vulnerable receptors (communities and land covers) in the coastal zone will be investigated.