Coastal Working Group

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Andrew Ashton Eli Lazarus
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution University of Southampton
Department of Geology & Geophysics Geography and Environment Unit
Woods Hole, MA 02543 Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
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Phone: +1 508-289-3751 Phone: +44 02380-593-260

Chris Thomas (Vice Chair for Community Engagement)
Hans Peter Plag (Vice Chair for Coastal Vulnerability)


The Coastal Working Group (currently 604 members) deals with delta, estuary, bays and lagoons, and nearshore challenges.

Its working goals are to:

  • Evaluate present knowledge of processes in coastal environments including the human component of those systems
  • Identify numerical models presently in use and Identify gaps in knowledge and areas where model development or improvement is needed.
  • Work with the community to populate the CSDMS model toolkit with models of all sorts, ranging from analytical and simplified numerical models that can be shared with the scientific community in stand-alone form, to numerical models that can be linked to models of other environments, via CSDMS, to allow new sorts of questions to be addressed.
  • To motivate and support populating the toolkit by catalysing collaborations (and proposals) to address interesting and relevant science questions requiring model development and/or model coupling (via Basic Model Interfaces) across different environments, including coastal, terrestrial and marine domains.

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