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Bradbury’s Bursary 2017: £500 awarded to Emma Harris, investigating the recent morphological evolution of Pagham Harbour entrance

→  Emma’s dissertation is available now

Bradbury’s Bursary 2016 & 2017 presentations to SCOPAC January 2018. Bursary award winners Lauren Burt & Emma Harris were invited to present their findings to SCOPAC

→  The presentations are available to download

Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial Testing a new approach to beach replenishment (2014-2017)

→  EA Summary & Report documentation now available

SCOPAC Field Trip 2018, Portsmouth

North Portsea Island & Southsea Coastal Schemes, 10th July

→  presentations & photos now online

SCOPAC Contaminated Land Study

Coastal Landfills at risk of erosion and flooding across the SCOPAC region

→  report & presentation now online

Futurecoast datasets now available to download as GIS data layers and project files

→  at the Channel Coast Observatory website

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.

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Sediment Transport Study

update 2012

Quick link to SCOPAC's Sediment Transport Study update 2012 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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