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About the Study

SCOPAC Committee

Chairperson Councillor Mrs M Penfold MBE, West Dorset District Council.

Vice-Chair Councillor Jackie Branson, Havant Borough Council.

Technical assistance provided to Councillors by Mr Lyall Cairns (Southern Coastal Group Chair) and Dr Samantha Cope (SCOPAC Research Chair).

Introduction & Acknowledgements


Map Design, Symbols & Reliability

User Guide

Bibliographic Database

The STS 2012 update

The 2012 update of the SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study (STS) was funded by the Environment Agency under FDGiA, grant number LDW 41230, with additional contributions from SCOPAC.  

It is referenced as: New Forest District Council (2017). 2012 Update of Carter, D., Bray, M., & Hooke, J., 2004 SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study,

Sediment Transport Study 2012


This Sediment Transport Project has relied heavily upon the SCOPAC Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database (Version 6, 2012) to identify the sources of information that have subsequently been reviewed to produce this study.

The database was originally compiled for SCOPAC in 1989 by the Department of Geography, University Portsmouth and was updated in 1992, 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2012.

The 2012 Bibliographic Database was updated by the Channel Coastal Observatory in collaboration with David Carter, working as an independent consultant, and Dr Malcolm Bray from the University of Portsmouth. It comprises some 5,700 references to relevant shoreline management reports and publications for the 400 kilometre frontage of the SCOPAC region.

The database comprises a searchable archive of sources, searchable by author, topic and/or area, compiled in Microsoft Access format for Windows.  

It provides reference details, searchable keywords, abstract and details of where original copies are held for all published and unpublished material, which it has been possible to obtain or consult.

The database encompasses all aspects of sediment transport and sediment budgets on the coast, including long term and short term coastal changes, and the effects of dredging and reclamation. Relevant books, journal articles, consultants’ reports, local authority reports, academic theses and other unpublished sources are included.

Download the Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database


SCOPAC_BD_UPDATE_website.accdb SCOPAC_BibliographicDBv6_2012_user_guide_Final_2.pdf SCOPAC_BD_UPDATE_website.mdb

Download The User Guide (PDF, 3Mb)

Download .accdb file for use with Access 2007 or later (43Mb)

Download .mdb file for use with Access 2002-2003 (43Mb)

Bibliographic Database

Version 6, 2012


Start Point to Berry Head


Berry Head to Hope's Nose (Tor Bay)


Hope's Nose, Torquay to Holcombe


Holcombe to Straight Point (including Exe Estuary)


Straight Point to Otterton Ledge


Otterton Ledge to Beer Head  


Beer Head to Lyme Regis


Lyme Regis to West Bay


West Bay to Portland Bill  


Isle of Portland and Weymouth Bay  


Redcliff Point to Durlston Head (Purbeck)  


Durlston Head to Handfast Point


Handfast Point to South Haven Point (Studland Bay)  


Poole Harbour


Poole Harbour Entrance to Hengistbury Head (Poole Bay)


Hengistbury Head to Hurst Spit (Christchurch Bay)

Quaternary History of the Solent


Hurst Spit to Calshot Spit (Western Solent Mainland)  


Southampton Water  


River Hamble to Portsmouth Harbour Entrance  


Portsmouth, Langstone and Chichester Harbours  


Portsmouth Harbour Entrance to Chichester Harbour Entrance


North West Isle of Wight


North East Isle of Wight


South West Isle of Wight  


South East Isle of Wight  


East Head to Pagham, West Sussex


Pagham to Littlehampton


Littlehampton to Shoreham-by-Sea  


Shoreham-By-Sea to Newhaven  


Newhaven to Beachy Head  

Introduction & Acknowledgements


Map Design, Symbols & Reliability

User Guide