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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

Sediment Tracer Studies Phase II, East Solent

SCOPAC £4,000

£2,000 (2011/2012) and £2,000 (2012/2013)

Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

Minor Funds Contribution 2011-2013

Click to download the Detection Range Trial report (pdf, 641kb)

Trial Report (pdf, 641kb)

SCOPAC contributed £4,000 towards the tracer study element of the River Hamble to Portchester Castle Coastal Strategy.

Following deployments at Portsmouth and Hayling Island (Phase I), the Phase II tracer study investigated sediment pathways at Solent Breezes, Lee-on-Solent and Stokes Bay over a 6 month period. The report summarising the results can be found at

Detection Range Trial

Part of this funding was allocated to examine within the field, the likely range of the detection equipment within different beach sediments.

A series of simple tests were carried out to assess the detection range of the various sizes of RFID tag, at different orientations to the reading antennas and varying depths within the sediment.

The results are reported for dissemination across the wider SCOPAC readership (above right).

Click to download the presentation by David Picksley (pdf, 2.2Mb)

Summary of key findings, Dec 2013

(pdf, 2.2Mb)