SCOPAC Research – completed

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.

2001 – present day

Assessing the performance of timber groynes at Bournemouth Beach

A 29 year field-test of 5 different species

Bournemouth Borough Council: £10,000 contribution

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2012 Update

Channel Coast Observatory: FDGiA £150,000 with contributions from SCOPAC (2014-2017)

Beach response in front of structures in open coast

Toe Scour Research Project

Minor funds contribution (2015-2017) Eastern Solent Partnership: £4,000

Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit

Minor funds contribution (2015-2016) University of Sussex (lead): £4,000

Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial 2015-2016

Borough of Poole Council: £15,000 contribution (2014-2017)

Offshore sediment pathways in Poole and Christchurch Bays

Coastal sediment budget project

Minor funds contribution (2013-2016) University of Southampton: £4,000

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database 2012

Channel Coast Observatory, David Carter and the University of Portsmouth

Seabed Mapping project, Selsey to Eastoke 2015

Minor funds contribution 2013-2015 \ Channel Coast Observatory: up to £4,000

SCOPAC Sediment Stores & Sinks Study

Channel Coast Observatory: £25,000 (2011-2014)

Sediment Tracer Studies Phase II, East Solent

Minor funds contribution 2011-2013 \ East Solent Coastal Partnership: £4,000

ACCESS (Adapting to Climate Change along England’s Southern Shorelines) 2011

Channel Coast Observatory: £26,000. Halcrow: £20,500. Coastal and Geotechnical Services: £14,000. Management/Printing: £5,725. Contingencies: £3,000

Sediment Tracer Studies Phase I, East Solent

Minor funds contribution 2010-2011 \ Havant, Portsmouth & Gosport Coastal Partnership: £1,500

Extreme Wave Conditions within the SCOPAC region

Professor A Bradbury: £18,000 (2008-2010)

RESPONSE European Project

Contribution (2006-2009)

Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

Channel Coast Observatory: contribution (2002-present day)

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2004

University of Portsmouth

Preparing for the impacts of Climate Change

Halcrow Marine, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, University of Portsmouth and the UK Meteorological Office (2001)