SCOPAC Research – completed

Research has long been a major part of SCOPAC’s activities. 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.

Latest Published

Assessing the performance of timber groynes at Bournemouth Beach

A 29 year field-test of 5 different species

Bournemouth Borough Council: £10,000 contribution

Sediment Transport Study

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2012 Update

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

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database 2012

Channel Coast Observatory, David Carter and the University of Portsmouth

2001 to present day

Sandown Bay Coastal Process Study 2019

Utilisation of RCMP data award £1,000 \ prepared by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council

Beach Response in front of structures in open coast 2018

Minor funds contribution 2015-2017 \ Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership: £4,000

Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial 2018

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

Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit

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

Cakeham Manor Estate Coastal Process Study 2015

Utilisation of RCMP data award £1,000 \ prepared by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership on behalf of Cakeham Manor Estate

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)