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ACCESS Study Project Report

Adapting to Coastal Change along England’s Southern Shorelines

Launched November 2011

This project addressed the need for more refined assessments of the methodologies currently applied in Shoreline Management Plans and Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategies to ascertain coastal erosion risk and identify and value the assets at risk, looking ahead over the next one hundred years.

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Launch event details & presentations

Delivering Sustainable Coastal Risk Management

How the Environment Agency and Local Authorities are working together in south-east England

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CIRIA Beach Management Manual (2nd Edition)

Published November 2010

SCOPAC provided a £10,000 contribution towards development of the updated Beach Management Manual, and hosted a launch event in Southampton in October 2010.

A PDF copy is available to order online by CIRIA Members. 

A paperback copy is also available to purchase at the CIRIA website.

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Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change

Summary Report 2001

SCOPAC commissioned this research study in the belief that “the question of climate change impacts is probably the most important issue to be faced by coastal local authorities and communities they represent, alongside other organisations, in the coastal zone.”

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SCOPAC Non-Technical Guide to Coastal Risk Management (2nd edition)

Launched at the House of Commons, April 2009

The eighty page guide was written by Professor Robin McInnes OBE, Chairman of SCOPAC’s Technical Officer Group 1995-2009, and updates an earlier version by the same author, first published in 2004.

Launch event and Executive Summary of the Guide