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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

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The Environment Agency is responsible for protecting and improving the environment of England and Wales.  It also has responsibility for protecting communities from the risk of flooding and managing water resources

Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology - the HWTMA is a charitable Trust that seeks to promote and preserve maritime archaeology around the UK, but particularly in the south, conducting pioneering research and fieldwork that contributes to wide-ranging dissemination, outreach and education.

New Forest National Park Authority Coastal Heritage Project - set up to fully record the archaeology of the Hampshire coastline.  The project extends beyond the New Forest National Park boundary north to Redbridge and west to the Hampshire-Dorset border. It covers 82 kilometres of coast and includes the area 10 metres above sea level through the intertidal zone to six nautical miles off shore.

Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs

Natural England is a government agency, responsible for enabling UK legislation & conservation of dynamic coasts, and managing European Habitats Directive and International Agreements in the coastal zone

English Heritage champions our historic places to ensure they are protected for future generations

The Crown Estate's £6.6 billion property portfolio encompasses many of the UK's cityscapes, ancient forests, farms, parkland and coastline, including over half of the foreshore and all the seabed out to the 12 nautical miles limit

The Solent Forum provides a platform to deliver Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Solent sub-region of the South East

The GeoData Institute is a Southampton University-based research and consultancy group specialising in environmental data management, analysis and processing

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) coordinates scientific research into the impacts of climate change

CoastNet is a not-for-profit network bringing together coastal and marine practitioners, organisations and community members worldwide to promote the exchange of ideas information and expertise

Dorset Coast Forum is a strategic coastal partnership made up of over 220 public, private and voluntary member organisations

Poole Bay Coastal Management records Poole, Bournemouth & Swanage beach replenishment projects and other beach works since 2005

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) was established in 2010 to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area

Dorset Coast Digital Archive reflects the cultural heritage, natural environment and local histories of Dorset

National Voice of Coastal Communities (NVCC) is a resource for community action groups and individuals campaigning for government to defend the coastline, and to ensure social justice for coastal communities

Coastal Partnerships Network - there are over 50 Coastal Partnerships around the UK coast, many with up to 20 years experience. CPN is a website designed to introduce you to the network of different Coastal Partnerships (CPs) in the UK and guide you to who to contact for your specific needs.

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) formed an alliance in 2012 to deliver a combined, efficient and comprehensive coastal management service across 162km of coastline which encompasses the four Local Authorities of Havant Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Gosport Borough Council and Fareham Borough Council. The innovative initiative was driven forward by a need for coastal management that recognises coastal flooding and erosion risk impacts are not exclusive to Local Authority boundaries.

In August 2013 the group launched a new website which will act as a central hub of information for professional partners and the public to access and download.

LiCCo - Living with a Changing Coast (2011-2014) was a cross-channel project helping coastal communities to better understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise and erosion on their coastline. Partner organisations from Devon, Dorset and Normandy worked together on the project, led by the Environment Agency. The project covered a period of three and a half years, from April 2011 to September 2014; all materials and resources produced during that time will remain online until 2020.