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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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Presentations made to the SCOPAC meeting 17 January:

The Arch-Manche project: Archaeology and art as indicators of coastal change (pdf, 5Mb)

Recent Coastal Storms & Flooding Events - Neil Watson (pdf, 4Mb)

Storm damage across the SCOPAC region winter 2013/14 (pdf, 12Mb)

Presentations made to the Southern Coastal Group meeting 14 March:

Sandscaping in the UK: introduction to the SuCCESS model - Olivia Burgess, The Crown Estate

Aggregate Dredging publications - Robert McInnes, Coastal and Geotechnical Services

Available to download here

Review of south coast beach response to wave conditions in the winter of 2013-2014

A.P. Bradbury and T.E. Mason, Channel Coastal Observatory (April 2014)

Available to download here

SCOPAC Field Trip to Medmerry, West Sussex

3rd June 2014

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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 Roger Elkins of Arun District Council.  

Vice-chair is Councillor Mrs Mary Penfold MBE of West Dorset District Council. Technical assistance is provided to the councillors by Professor Andy Bradbury of the New Forest District (Chairman of the Southern Coastal Group officers).

Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline