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Current Research

Bradbury’s Bursary: investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit

Beach response in front of structures in open coast

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

Maintenance of coastal structures - Phase 1: Timber groynes

Completed Research

Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit: Minor Funds Contribution 2015-2016

Coastal sediment budget project: Minor Funds Contribution 2013-2016

Seabed Mapping Selsey to Eastoke: Minor Funds Contribution 2013-2015

Sediment Tracer Study Phase II: Minor Funds Contribution 2011-2013

Non-standard Rock Groynes: Minor Funds Contribution 2011-2013

Sediment Tracer Study Phase I: Minor Funds Contribution 2010-2011

ACCESS Project 2011

Extreme Wave Conditions within the SCOPAC region 2008-2010

Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring

RESPONSE European Project 2006-2009

RESPONSE European Project Maps

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database (v6, 2012)

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2004

Evolution of the Solent River animation

Evolution of Lyme Bay animation

Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change 2001

The commissioning of research was identified as one of SCOPAC's key objectives when the group was formed in 1986, and is explicit in its original Terms of Reference:

"Promoting, co-ordinating and undertaking research to increase understanding of the regional shoreline environment."

Research immediately became, and continues to be a major part of SCOPAC's activities.

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Research projects for future consideration

Bradbury’s Bursary

Professor Andy BradburyIn honour of Professor Andrew Bradbury’s contribution to coastal engineering across the SCOPAC region, a £500 bursary will be awarded to a University of Southampton “Engineering in the Coastal Environment” student.

Professor Bradbury was keen to develop those new to the industry and taught on the master’s course. Those students wishing to apply for the bursary will be expected to undertake research of benefit to SCOPAC, on the coastline between Lyme Regis, Dorset and Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex. A list of potential thesis topics will be published, although research ideas from students are welcome and will be assessed on whether at least one of the following criteria is met. Does the project:

Any University of Southampton ECE student interested in applying for the bursary should produce a 300 word summary of why they should be considered for the bursary and what the project will deliver for SCOPAC.

Submissions should be made to Professor Robert Nicholls (R.J.Nicholls@soton.ac.uk) by 31st January 2015.

For more information on Bradbury's Bursary please contact Dr Samantha Cope (sam.cope@havant.gov.uk).

Bibliographic database revisions

Digitisation of historical tidal records

Performance of schemes and affordability

Consultation on schemes

Managed realignment

Role of compensation

Future of coast protection

Soft cliffs

Social justice issues