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 www.escp.org.uk/tracers/fareham-gosport
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 (aboveright).