The majority of the research presented in this volume arises from the Land-Ocean Evolution Perspective Study (LOEPS), which was one component of the Land-Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS - funded by the Natural Environment Research Council).
The main aim of LOEPS was to describe the evolution of coastal systems from the Holocene to the Present, in response to changes in relative sea level and the impact of human activities.
A key element in the success of LOEPS has been the integration and interaction between the various elements of the research program. The papers published here reflect this integration rather than summarizing the results of individual research projects or the achievements of a single LOEPS objective.
The contributions fall into four sections: techniques; Humber catchment; other areas within the studied region; regional-scale analysis.