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2018-2020 Minor projects: Call for proposals

Current Research

SurgeWatch: a user-friendly database of coastal flooding for the UK

SCOPAC Contaminated Land Study

Scanning of historical aerial photography

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

Maintenance of coastal structures - Phase 1: Timber groynes

Completed Research

Bradbury’s Bursary: Lauren Burt (2016) and Emma Harris (2017)

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study update 2012

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 Channel Coastal Observatory was awarded £4,000 to map a 40km2 block of the 2013 East Solent swath bathymetry.

The 40km2 block has been mapped and shows a variety of sediment textures, from bedrock, thin veneer of sediment, significant sediment deposits and mobile bedforms. The outputs will feed directly into the update of the Sediment Transport Study.

Seabed Mapping project, Selsey to Eastoke

Channel Coastal Observatory up to £4,000

Minor Funds Contribution 2013-2015

Seabed Mapping Selsey to Eastoke Report - download PDF (7Mb)

The EUNIS Level 3 Marine Habitat map and Substrate Type map (as ESRI shapefiles) can be downloaded and extracted from the .zip file:

The report, including maps

Download the report (PDF,7Mb)