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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)
SCOPAC region SMPs
News / Latest Online
Latest Research projects
→ Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial
→ Reducing regional flood and erosion risk from wave action on the Channel Coast
→ Update of the SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2014-2016
→ Maintenance of coastal structures - Phase 1: Timber groynes
In honour of Professor Bradbury's contribution to coastal engineering across the
→ 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
Quick links to our most visited pages
Sediment Transport Study
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
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