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The project is organised into six work packages, which focus on the key areas of potential Wave Hub impact. Select from the list below for details of each package.


Sep 2009:
The summer season is drawing to a close. 3D morphology has not been as extensively developed as during 2008, but bar/rip morphology has still dominated from Perranporth to Porth Towan.

Jan 2009:
The first year of beach monitoring has been completed! A sustained period of long period swell waves have caused the beaches to become two-dimensional and highly planar - typical winter profiles.

Aug 2008:
Dr Martin Austin and Tim Scott have just completed a 10-day field experiment at Perranporth monitoring the occurrence and dynamics of macrotidal rip current circulation.




The following links provide a pathway to partners involved in the WHISSP and Wave Hub projects:

The University of Plymouth is the largest university in the southwest of England, with over 30,000 students and is the fifth largest UK university based on student population. The University is particularly renowned for its courses in maritime business, marine engineering, marine biology and Earth, ocean & environmental sciences and is the host institution for the WHISSP project.


The Marine Institute has been formed by The University of Plymouth to help consolidate the ongoing marine activities in the Faculties of Science, Technology and Social Science and Business into a coherent programme. Our multidisciplinary Science and Technology Plan will help to offer innovative solutions to the difficult issues facing today's seas and coasts.


The Catchment and Coastal Environments Research Group within the School of Geography provides several researchers and significant logistical support to WHISSP.


Formed by the Marine Institute of the University of Plymouth in partnership with the University of Exeter, PRIMaRE, brings together a unique team of world-class researchers to provide unparalleled expertise and research capacity to address the wider considerations of all aspects of Marine Renewable Energy.


The South West of England Regional Development Agency lead the development of a sustainable economy in the South West, investing to unlock the region's business potential. Their our work is guided by the Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2015, which provides a shared vision for the development of the region's economy.



  M J Austin - 2009