The Project

The foremost goal of this UWI RDI-funded project is to perform an assessment of the beach erosion and coastal flooding hazards using differing scientific methods to evaluate their predictive capability with regards to the occurrence of the hazardous event.

The assessment was focussed on the Manzanilla/Mayaro  area and involved detailed numerical modelling and correlation analyses of the short- to medium-term variations in the morphological, hydrodynamic and environmental conditions. The determination of the dominant marine/coastal drivers in the Manzanilla/Mayaro area has involved a number of key research activities.