SCOPAC Research – current and ongoing

The Southern Coastal Group assists in the successful delivery of SCOPAC’s Research programme. Between 1986-2018 SCOPAC and the SCG have worked together to commission approximately £1.3 million worth of valuable research to the benefit of its members.

Healthy Estuaries project 2020

Jo Brooksbank, Natural England

SCOPAC Storm Analysis Study

Dr Matthew Wadey, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership and Dr Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton

Preston Tracer Study

Dave Picksley, Environment Agency and Sacha Neill, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

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

University of Southampton

Utilisation of RCMP data to understand coastal processes

Awards for 2018/19 and 2019/20
Swanage Pier WaveRex analysis and the evolution of Kirk Arrow Spit, Selsey

Langstone Harbour entrance coastal process study

Alex Hillawi, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

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

Channel Coast Observatory and HR Wallingford

Hydrodynamic controls on nearshore sediment sizes in Poole Bay

Bradbury’s Bursary 2019
Awarded to Gladys Ong

Digitising the Poole Harbour tide gauge

Dr Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton

Scanning of historical aerial photography

Environment Agency

Utilisation of data to understand coastal processes

SCOPAC awards a contribution of £1,000 towards research projects which use Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme data. This initiative demonstrates the value of ongoing capture and use of freely available datasets from the Monitoring Programmes.

The South-east Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme was the first region to be set up in 2002 with the South-west Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme following in 2006. Both are now providing datasets which reveal invaluable insight into decadal changes in coastal processes.

Further information and details of awards made to date 

Bradbury’s Bursary

In honour of Professor Andrew Bradbury’s contribution to coastal engineering across the SCOPAC region, a £500 bursary will be awarded annually to a University of Southampton “Engineering in the Coastal Environment” student.

Professor Bradbury was keen to develop those new to the industry and taught on the master’s course. Those ECE students wishing to apply for the bursary will be expected to undertake research of benefit to SCOPAC, on the coastline between Lyme Regis, Dorset and Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex.

Further details of the Bursary and of awards made to date