SCOPAC will fund the website domain name renewal for the national database of coastal
flooding in the UK.
SurgeWatch was founded when researchers noted that coastal floods were not systematically
documented, with no monitoring system in place to record whether extreme sea level
events progress to coastal flood events, and what occurred in terms of inundation
extent and damage.
University of Southampton: £500 contribution per year
SurgeWatch: a user-friendly database of coastal flooding for the UK
The site provides up-to-date scientific information about floods and sea levels in
partnership with the National Oceanography Centre, and encourages users to submit
their own photos and accounts of flooding.
The database has already resulted in two publications in the Nature Journal Scientific
Data. The website’s lead researcher, Dr Ivan Haigh, will keep SCOPAC up to date on
storm surge and sea level rise research.