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Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand

Photographed by Jooyong Lee

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 Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Its height since 2014 is listed as 3,724 m (12,218 ft), down from 3,764 m (12,349 ft) before December 1991, due to a rockslide and subsequent erosion. It lies in the Southern Alps, the mountain range which runs the length of the South Island. A popular tourist destination, it is also a favorite challenge for mountain climbers. The summits lie slightly south and east of the main divide of the Southern Alps, with the Tasman Glacier to the east and the Hooker Glacier to the west. The Southern Alps on the South Island in New Zealand were formed by tectonic uplifting and pressure as the Pacific and Indo-Australian Plates collided along the island's western coast. The uplifting continues, raising Aoraki / Mount Cook an average of 7 mm (0.28 in) each year. However, erosive forces are also powerful shapers of the mountains. The severe weather is due to the mountain's jutting into powerful westerly winds of the Roaring Forties which run around approximately 45°S latitude, south of both Africa and Australia. The Southern Alps are the first obstacle the winds encounter after South Africa and Australia, having moved east across the Southern Ocean. (Photograph taken 20 January 2016 by Dr. Jooyong Lee, Sungkyunkwan University [SKKU], Suwon, Republic of Korea.)

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June 2018 Newsletter ICS2018 

 CERF-JCR wishes to thank all the attendees for a successful ICS2018!

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The 15th International Coastal Symposium (ICS) was held on 13-18 May 2018, in Haeundae Beach, Busan, Republic of Korea. As the official meeting of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Journal
of Coastal Research (JCR), we cordially invite all coastal researchers to please visit the official ICS 2018 Facebook homepage at:



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Encyclopedia of Coastal Science (2nd Edition)

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3rd IWSS Acknowledgment

 CERF-JCR acknowledges the success of the

3rd International Water Safety Symposium (IWSS)


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The 3rd International Water Safety Symposium (IWSS) was held on 19-23 June 2018, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was attended by 370 people from over 20 countries around the world. Select proceedings are now being processed for publication in the upcoming Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Special Issue #91.

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Swansea Bay Announcement

 An Important Message Concerning Tidal Lagoon Power

in Swansea Bay, Wales



June 2018 Newsletter Swansea Bay Announcement


Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the world's first tidal lagoon power plant. A tidal lagoon is a 'U' shaped breakwater, built out from the coast which has a bank of hydro turbines in it. Water fills up and empties the man-made lagoon as the tides rise and fall. Electricity is generated on both the incoming and outgoing tides, four times a day, every day.

Due to the incredible tides on the West Coast of Britain, by keeping the turbine gates shut for just three hours, there is already a 4 m height difference in water between the inside and the outside of the lagoon. Power is then generated as the water rushes through 60 m long draft tubes, rotating the 7.2 m diameter hydro turbines.

The project was awarded a Development Consent Order in 2015 and is primed for construction. It will comprise 16 hydro turbines, a 9.5km breakwater wall, generating electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years. Its major delivery partners include Atkins, General Electric, Andritz Hydro, Laing O'Rourke and Alun Griffiths Ltd.

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