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Mr Lyall Cairns, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership


Mr Matt Hosey, Poole Borough Council

Mr Neil Watson, Environment Agency

Research Chair

Dr Samantha Cope, Havant Borough Council

Current Research

SurgeWatch: a user-friendly database of coastal flooding for the UK

SCOPAC Contaminated Land Study

Scanning of historical aerial photography

Beach response in front of structures in open coast

Reducing regional flood and erosion risk from wave action on the Channel Coast

Maintenance of coastal structures - Phase 1: Timber groynes

Completed Research

Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial (2014-2017)

Bradbury’s Bursary: Lauren Burt (2016) and Emma Harris (2017)

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study update 2012

Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit

Coastal sediment budget project: Minor Funds Contribution

Seabed Mapping Selsey to Eastoke: Minor Funds Contribution 2013-2015

Sediment Tracer Study Phase II: Minor Funds Contributions 2011-2013

Non-Standard Rock Groynes: Minor Funds Contributions 2011-2013

Sediment Tracer Study Phase I: Minor Funds Contributions 2010-2011

ACCESS Project

Extreme Wave Conditions within the SCOPAC region

Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring

RESPONSE European Project

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2004

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database v6, 2012

Evolution of the Solent River animation

Evolution of Lyme Bay animation

Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change

There is an opportunity to apply for SCOPAC research funds as a contribution towards a study related to coastal management. Up to £8,000 is available, typically split between two research projects running in parallel over two years (2018/19 and 2019/20).  

Previous beneficiaries have been Risk Management Authorities and Universities.

2018-2020 Minor projects: Call for proposals

Examples of previous studies include: 


The application for funding should be no longer than 500 words and will clearly set out the aims, objectives and deliverables of the study, as well as the benefits to SCOPAC. Successful candidates are expected to produce a written report, quarterly updates to the SCOPAC Research Chair and a presentation at the end of the research.

Assessing applications:

The following criteria will form the basis of assessing the applications. Does the project…

Applications should be emailed to the SCOPAC Research Chair ( by the 2nd February 2018.

The successful applicant/s will be notified in March 2018 following a vote by the Southern Coastal Group.

Good luck!   

Minor Funds Contribution up to £8,000 available (2018-2020)