FEC Academy – Prof. Dr. Colin Woodroffe

Prof. Dr. Colin Woodroffe

Current position:  

Professor
Affiliation:

School of Earth Atmospheric and Life Sciences,
University of Wollongong
| Australia

Colin Woodroffe is Professor at the University of Wollongong. He studies morphology, stratigraphy and dynamics of coasts.  He is Chair of the Commission on Coastal Systems (International Geographical Union), was a Lead Author on the coastal chapter in the IPCC Fourth Assessment report in 2007, and has served on the Scientific Steering Committee of the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) core project of IGBP. He is part of the Blue Carbon team who received the Eureka Science award for Environmental Research in August 2019. Colin has a PhD and ScD from the University of Cambridge, and is an author of 4 books on the coast.

I would like to maintain the link between FEC and the Commission on Coastal Systems (IGU).”

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Which of the three themes and four hotspots of Future Earth Coasts are you addressing with your work?

Themes*:

X   Dynamic Coasts

☐   Human Development and Coasts

☐   Pathways to Coastal Sustainability

* Find out more about our themes

Hotspots:

X   Small islands

☐   Urbanization in coastal zones

☐   Arctic Coasts

X    River-Mouth Systems, Deltas and Estuaries