Owen James is from the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, he started the NERC DTP in the 2021 cohort and will be completing the rest of PhD at King's. He has a keen interest in coastal research and is currently completing a thesis on Shoreline Change Analysis.
Thesis title: 'Shoreline Change Analysis Using Machine Learning Techniques'
The main focus of my research will be the identification and prediction of shoreline and beach morphology changes through the use of novel machine learning techniques. I want to explore if these techniques can produce better predictive power than that of more traditional approaches and if these techniques can be used by coastal managers from now and into the future. As a result I would like to explore what are the necessary quantities and types of data needed to successfully use Machine Learning for shoreline change prediction, potentially identifying a framework for coastal researchers and managers who want to utilise these techniques in a given region.
- Principal supervisor: Daniel Schillereff
- Secondary supervisor: Stuart Grieve (QMUL)