The aims are to study wind effect on wave overtopping at sea walls and develop an assessment tool to quantify wind effects on wave overtopping.  The project  involves site visits, physical tests, modelling and validation, helping and suporting engineers, local government and regulators in management and control of coastal flooding.


The overall objective is to develop a reliable tool to quantify wind effects on wave overtopping, which is able to account for the effects of anticipated sea level rise and stronger wave/wind actions arising resulting from climate change. The main deliverables and outputs will be an assessment tool and a companion database.  This will enable the project partners to make a reliable assessment of wind effects on wave overtopping for improved service in coastal flood forecasting and warning systems, and to optimise the design of infrastructure that is vulnerable to wave overtopping.