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Coastal Monitoring

The Southern Coastal Group (SCG)


Cllr Mrs M Penfold MBE, West Dorset District Council


Cllr Jackie Branson, Havant Borough Council


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Mr Neil Watson (Environment Agency) and

Dr Samantha Cope (SCOPAC Research Chair)





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

→  about the project

Bradbury’s Bursary: £500 awarded to Lauren Burt, investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit

→  Lauren’s dissertation document is now available

Christchurch Bay Field Trip June 2017

→  report and speaker presentations

Christchurch Bay Field Trip, June 2017

Coastal Erosion - Good or Bad for Lyme Regis? A range of views captured on a video created & produced by Richard Edmunds and Woodroffe School

→  see the video

2018-2020 Minor projects: Call for proposals Research funding contribution of up to £8,000 available for coastal management related study

→  details here

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.

Welcome to SCOPAC

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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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