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Coastal Monitoring

The Southern Coastal Group (SCG)


Councillor Mrs M Penfold MBE, West Dorset District Council


Councillor H Mason, Portsmouth City Council


Technical assistance provided to Councillors by Professor Andy Bradbury, New Forest District Council (Chairman of the SCG officers) and

Dr Samantha Cope (SCOPAC Research Chair)





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SCOPAC Sediment Stores & Sinks

S.N. Cope, C. Wilkinson and A.P. Bradbury, Channel Coastal Observatory (June 2014)

→  Final Report with beach volume change spreadsheet

NEW Research projects

→  Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial

→  Reducing regional flood and erosion risk from wave action on the Channel Coast 2014-2017

→  Update of the SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2014-2016

→  Maintenance of coastal structures - Phase 1: Timber groynes

SCOPAC Field Trip June 2014

Medmerry, West Sussex

→  Presentations & photos

Visit to HR Wallingford, September 2014

As part of the Reducing Regional Flood and Erosion Risk from Wave Action on the Channel Coast project

→  Presentations

SCOPAC is an influential network of local authorities and other key organisations that share an interest in the management of the shoreline of central southern England.

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Sediment Transport Study



Quick link to Strategy Studies of SE England Quick link to the SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study Quick link to SCOPAC Events

The SCOPAC area of interest extends from Lyme Bay in the west to Shoreham-by-Sea in the east and includes the Isle of Wight.

Established in 1986 SCOPAC's role has been to assist members in developing a co-ordinated and sustainable approach to coastal risk management by commissioning research and sharing information.

SCOPAC is chaired by Councillor Mrs Mary Penfold MBE of West Dorset District Council.  

Vice-chair is Councillor Mr Hugh Mason of Portsmouth City Council.

Technical assistance is provided to the councillors by Professor Andy Bradbury of the New Forest District Council (Chairman of the Southern Coastal Group officers), and by Dr Samantha Cope, SCOPAC Research Chair.

Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline