USC engineers to do fieldwork at Noosa

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USC engineers to do fieldwork at Noosa


14 December 2012

14 December 2012

University of the Sunshine Coast Engineering academics will do water research at Noosa Spit tomorrow (Saturday) to take advantage of the current weather conditions in combination with king tides.

USC Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering Dr Helen Fairweather said measurements would be taken of the groundwater levels along the Spit as well as the velocity of water flow within the estuary.

“These weather conditions and tides are a very valuable opportunity for some unique data collection which will be used by Engineering students in their final-year research project next year,” Dr Fairweather said.

“We have exciting projects planned on coastal dynamics, sand movement and erosion impacts.

“We will be updating our progress with twitter feeds (@EngineeringUSC) and on Facebook (Engineering at University of the Sunshine Coast).”

Media are welcome to interview and photograph Dr Fairweather and USC Lecturer in Science and Engineering Dr Adrian McCallum on site.

Julie Schomberg

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