Halcrow director Roger Moore has been chosen to be the UK’s first chair in Applied Geomorphology.
Slope and landslide expert Moorewill perform his new University of Sussex post alongside his long-standing role as geotechnics & engineering geomorphology director for international construction consultants Halcrow.
In his new role, Moore will oversee the development of a unique new Masters programme in Applied Geomorphology commencing in October 2011. He will also oversee Sussex’s collaboration with industry through geomorphology research and consultancy.
Geomorphologists seek to understand why landscapes look the way they do, to understand landform history and dynamics and to predict future changes.
The discipline has a variety of uses from risk assessment of coastal defences, landslide and ocean floor stability to river flooding prediction and upland peat erosion mapping.