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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

Launched in December 2006 and led by the Isle of Wight Council, this project's multi-national partnership comprised 10 local authorities and national institutions in the UK, France, Italy and Poland.

RESPONSE was supported the European Union's LIFE-Environment Programme (DG Environment) for sustainable development.

The aim was to demonstrate an innovative regional-scale methodology for coastal evolution and risk mapping, taking account of the impacts of climate change. The project also identified the current and predicted future costs of managing coastal risks, to assist the promotion of cost-effective preventative action, and assess the sustainability of risk management strategies and determine how adaptation to climate change can be implemented as a coastal planning strategy.

The project produced three key resources:

(1) A training pack detailing the process of producing maps showing future coastal evolution and risk increase for decision markets;

(2) A non-technical guide to assist end-users with best practice to reduce risks in developed coastal areas in a sustainable way;

(3) A video summarising project methods, results and display posters.

RESPONSE European Project