University of Southampton – SOTON


The University of Southampton located in the southern UK and is organised into eight Faculties, each housing a number of academic units. Collectively, the two Faculties of Engineering and the Environment and Natural and Environmental Sciences hosting CoMEM consists of 3,120 undergraduate, 350 taught and 710 research postgraduate students. They have 580 academic and 270 other staff. At SOTON as a whole there are currently more than 20,000 students enrolled.

The Academic Coordinator at SOTON is Professor Robert Nicholls. He is Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of Southampton. His research concerns long-term coastal engineering and management, including assessments from local to global scales of coastal impacts and adaptation to climate change, with an emphasis on sea-level rise. Funding includes the UK research councils and government, the European Union, the World Bank and the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development. He has authored Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) assessments, most recently in 2007. He advises the Dutch and Singaporean Governments and the Army Corps of Engineers. He was awarded the Roger Revelle Medal by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in 2008.