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
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.
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.