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ACCESS Project Report Launch

November 2011

The SCOPAC “Adapting to Coastal Change Along England’s Southern Shorelines (ACCESS)” launch was held at the National Oceanography Centre on the 18th November.

The morning event was attended by approximately 60 delegates comprising engineers, coastal scientists, planners, consultants and councillors.

The following summarises the agenda and talks from the day. Cllr Roger Elkins (Chairman of SCOPAC) opened and closed the day’s proceedings.

Session 1: Hazard & adaptation across the SCOPAC coastline

Introduction, who's been involved in the project, rationale of the project, what is adaptation?

PDF (1Mb) / Professor Robin McInnes, Coastal and Geotechnical Services

Introduction to "hotspots" and case studies

PDF (4Mb) / Sam Cope, Channel Coast Observatory

Case Studies

PDF (4Mb) / Professor Roger Moore, Halcrow
Barrier beaches, spits and fringing barriers at risk of breaching and erosion (Chesil beach, Hurst Spit, Worthing, Eastoke); lowland at risk of erosion and flooding (Poole Harbour); salmarshes at risk of erosion (Langstone Harbour and Lymington); sand dunes (Studland) at risk of erosion

Session 2: Predicting erosion and valuing assets at risk

Introduction to NCERM

PDF (1Mb) / Professor Roger Moore, Halcrow

NCERM '09 and SMP2 outputs

PDF (6Mb) / Sam Cope, Channel Coast Observatory
Comparison of methods for predicting erosion at national and regional level; determining properties at risk at SMP2 and Strategy level; valuing properties at risk at SMP2 and Strategy level

NCERM Outputs

PDF (1Mb) / Professor Roger Moore, Halcrow

Conclusions and Recommendations, the way ahead

PDF (4Mb) / Professor Andy Bradbury, Channel Coast Observatory