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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

Mr Neil Watson (Environment Agency) and

Dr Samantha Cope (SCOPAC Research Chair)





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Latest 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

Bradbury's Bursary

In honour of Professor Bradbury's contribution to coastal engineering across the SCOPAC region...

→  About the Bursary

→  Professor Andrew P Bradbury

Government Coastal Flood Group: Response and recovery guide

Edition 2, November 2014

→  Available to download

Incident Management Workshop,

9th January 2015

→  Presentations now online

Seabed mapping Selsey to Eastoke

→  Report & maps now online

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.

Welcome to SCOPAC

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Sediment Transport Study

Quick link to SCOPAC's Sediment Transport Study Quick link to SCOPAC region SMPs

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 Mr Neil Watson of the Environment Agency (Chairman of the Southern Coastal Group officers), and by Dr Samantha Cope, SCOPAC Research Chair.

Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline

Quick link to SCOPAC Research