As a self-confessed champion for the coast I have seen many developments and changes in how we manage it in my 40 year career - some good and some bad.
Because of this I remain committed to ensuring that we continue to share our collective knowledge and understanding.
As a Coastal Group Chairman for the last 15 years or so I anticipate that the challenges that we face, will grow and get more difficult. To help counter this we will need to challenge, adapt and be more innovative. To do this we will need to improve our partnership working and share our collective understanding of the issues and problems.
I hope through my work with the ICE Maritime Expert Panel, CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group, CIRIA Water Panel, National Coastal Monitoring Programme and Coastal Groups we can do this together.