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New research director appointed at HR Wallingford

Posted: 16-Jul-2014

Dr Giovanni Cuomo has been appointed as Research Director at HR Wallingford. Giovanni joined HR Wallingford in 2008, having previously worked with them as a visiting researcher. He has since helped to develop their expertise in the modelling of coastal structures, both numerically and with physical models. His appointment as Research Director follows the retirement of Ian Townend.  Continue reading ›

Response to the Inner Thames Estuary airport call for evidence

Posted: 09-Jul-2014

The Airports Commission is examining the need for additional UK airport capacity and recommending to UK Government how this can be met in the short, medium and long term. In January 2014, the Commission called for evidence to inform study outputs for feasibility work on an inner Thames Estuary airport proposal. HR Wallingford submitted an independent response to this call for evidence. The Commission has now published a consultation note on its feasibility study findings on environmental impactsContinue reading ›

3D laser scanning: small scale - big benefits

Posted: 17-Jun-2014

3D Point cloud image of a breakwater physical modelAt the end of 2013, storm surges led to record-breaking high tides; the damage they caused to structures along the UK coastline made headline news. Even during less extreme circumstances understanding the way waves, currents and sediments interact with coastal structures, and the potential impact they can have, is far from simple. 3D laser scanners are helping coastal engineering specialists at HR Wallingford improve the design of such structures, and how use of this technology on a small scale delivers big benefits for our clients. Continue reading ›

North Sea Check Point: an audit of the blue economy

Posted: 08-Jun-2014

Satellite view of the North Sea BasinSeaZone, the specialist marine mapping division of HR Wallingford, has been appointed to lead the North Sea Check Point, a key European Commission initiative to drive forward the blue economy. Continue reading ›

Ian Townend appointed as Honorary Professor at NHRI in China

Posted: 04-Jun-2014

Ian Townend, director of research at HR Wallingford, has been appointed as an Honorary Professor at Nanjing Hydraulics Research Institute in China.  Continue reading ›

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