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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

→  Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit

→  Beach response in front of structures in open coast

→  Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial

Lyme Regis Field Trip - revisit 18th June 2015

→  Report & presentations now online

Poole Bay, Poole Harbour and Wareham Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategy

The Final Strategy Appraisal document (May 2015) now available to download


Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial 2015

→  Project leaflet July 2015 now online

Managing flood and coastal erosion risk - an update for England

→  The fourth annual FCERM report from the EA (July 2015)

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

→  rmonitoring, recording and interpreting sites around the UK

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 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

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

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