Rob has studied coastal processes and coastal hazards for the last 25 years. He has an international reputation concerning climate change in coastal areas, especially the potential impacts and the possible responses. His research has involved studies across a range of scales from local to the global. A distinctive dimension has been consideration of the coastal zone as a series of interacting systems which facilitates policy analysis. He has advised national governments (e.g. UK, Netherlands, Singapore, the Maldives) and intergovernmental organisations (e.g. OECD) on climate change and coastal issues, including as a lead author to five reports of the IPCC assessment process. He was awarded the Roger Revelle Medal by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in 2008.
- Company:University of Southampton, UK
- Short Bio:Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Southampton, UK.
- July 5, 2016, 10:30 Climate Adaptation 2016