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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


Durlston Head to Handfast Point


Handfast Point to South Haven Point

Combined Sediment Transport Map

The map below illustrates sediment type, direction, volume, transport mechanism and reliability of information.

The arrows on the map, when clicked, will take you through to supporting information. The supporting information is based on a review of literature from the SCOPAC Bibliographic Database and Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme data analysis up to December 2012.

The available photographs are represented by red, numbered dots which, when clicked, will take you through to the appropriate image, with detailed description, in the gallery.

Download the map as a pdf Photo 5 Photo 10 Photo 3 E2 E2 LT2 LT3 Photo 6

NB. This map combines units 12 & 13

Separate reports & photos are available for each unit

Photo 2 Photo 10 Photo 4 Photo 3 Photo 9 Photo 8 Photo 7 Photo 6 Photo 5 Photo 1 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 12 Photo 11 F1 F1 F1 F1 F1 F1 EO1 EO1 EO1 F1 LT6 EO1 EO1 LT5 LT5 LT5 LT5 LT4 LT4 O2 O1 O1 O1 O1 O1 LT1 LT1 LT2 LT2 LT2 LT2 LT2 LT3 E1 FL1 E1 E2 E2 E3 E3 E4 E5 E6 E6 E7 A1 A1 A1 A1 N1 LITERATURE REVIEW PHOTOS LITERATURE REVIEW PHOTOS Photo 13


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