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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: investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit

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

Launched in December 2006 and led by the Isle of Wight Council, this project's multi-national partnership comprised 10 local authorities and national institutions in the UK, France, Italy and Poland.

RESPONSE was supported the European Union's LIFE-Environment Programme (DG Environment) for sustainable development.

The aim was to demonstrate an innovative regional-scale methodology for coastal evolution and risk mapping, taking account of the impacts of climate change. The project also identified the current and predicted future costs of managing coastal risks, to assist the promotion of cost-effective preventative action, and assess the sustainability of risk management strategies and determine how adaptation to climate change can be implemented as a coastal planning strategy.

The project produced three key resources:

  1.  A training pack detailing the process of producing maps showing future coastal evolution and risk increase for decision markets;
  2.  A non-technical guide to assist end-users with best practice to reduce risks in developed coastal areas in a sustainable way;
  3.  A video summarising project methods, results and display posters.


www.coastalwight.gov.uk/response

RESPONSE European Project