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Coastal Monitoring

The Southern Coastal Group (SCG)


Cllr Mrs M Penfold MBE, West Dorset District Council


Cllr Jackie Branson, Havant Borough Council


Technical assistance provided to Councillors by

Mr Neil Watson (Environment Agency) and

Dr Samantha Cope (SCOPAC Research Chair)





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SurgeWatch: a user-friendly database of coastal flooding for the UK

→  about the project

CITiZAN (Coastal & Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) 2015-2018

→  monitoring, recording and interpreting sites around the UK

SCOPAC Contaminated Land Study A desktop study building upon a project undertaken by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

→  about the project  

Bradbury’s Bursary: £500 awarded to Lauren Burt, investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit

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Scanning of historical aerial photography Safeguarding aerial images held by Local Authorities from the 1960s - 2002

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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.

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.

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 Regis in the west to Shoreham-by-Sea in the east and includes the Isle of Wight.

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

Vice-chair is Councillor Jackie Branson of Havant Borough 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

Lyme Regis to Shoreham-by-Sea including the Isle of Wight

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