Martin Austin is a Senior Lecturer in Coastal Sediment Dynamics in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, UK. His research focuses on the wave- and tidally-driven transport of sediments in shallow marine environments, particularly around the transition between the inter- and sub-tidal regions. Current projects focus on the patterns of sediment suspension that result from energetic storm forcing over shallow offshore sandbanks and the generation of turbulence and sediment suspension from seabed structures. He leads the Coastal Observatory work package of the SEACAMS2 project.