Tracer Pebble Studies, East Solent Phase II

Minor funds contribution 2011-2013

Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership: £4,000 (£2,000 2011/12 and £2,000 2012/13)

SCOPAC contributed £4,000 towards the tracer study element of the River Hamble to Portchester Castle Coastal Strategy. Following deployments at Portsmouth and Hayling Island (Phase I, 2010/11), the Phase II Tracer Study investigated sediment pathways at Solent Breezes, Lee-on-Solent and Stokes Bay over a 6 month period.

A report summarising the results can be found at

Detection Range Trial

Part of this funding was allocated to examine within the field, the likely range of the detection equipment within different beach sediments.

A series of simple tests were carried out to assess the detection range of the various sizes of RFID tag, at different orientations to the reading antennas and varying depths within the sediment.

The results are reported for dissemination across the wider SCOPAC readership.

Detection Range Trial Report, February 2013 (PDF, 1Mb)

Further detail on the technique used can be found at Tracer Pebble Studies