Dr Shunqi Pan

Cardiff University

Dr Pan has more than 20 years` experience in modelling coastal hydrodynamics and morphodynamics, as well as the impact of climate change on coasts and estuaries. His research has been supported by over £3m research funds from the UK research councils and other funding bodies through more than 22 research projects. He has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences, and is a recipient of the Halcrow Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in 2007. Currently, he serves in a number of editorial boards of international journals and is a member of the EPSRC peer-review college.

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Impact of Sea Level Rise on Welsh Coasts

With the commonly accepted Sea Level Rise predicted by IPCC and UKCP and the increase of the storm frequency and severity, the low-lying cities and towns along the Welsh coasts are under increasing threats from the risk of coastal erosion and flooding. This seminar is to present the results of flood dynamics predicted from the state-of-the-art computer model for the Welsh coasts, particularly with the detailed flood maps and analysis in the flood-prone area centred at Rhyl in north Wales.