Workshops & Events


Every year SCOPAC hosts a field trip to a site of interest relevant to coastal management or engineering.

The aim of the field trip is for experienced coastal engineers and contractors to share their in-depth knowledge with the elected members of SCOPAC to raise awareness of issues associated with the coastline. 

Weymouth & Portland 2019

Since 2010 our field trips have focused on the following sites along the SCOPAC coastline:

2019 Weymouth & Portland
2018 Portsmouth
2017 Christchurch Bay
2016 Bournemouth
2015 Lyme Regis – revisit
2014 Medmerry
2013 Lyme Regis
2012 Hurst Spit
2011 Old Portsmouth
2010 Hengistbury Head

Andy’s Workshops: A Problem Shared

The aim of the “Problem Shared” workshop series is to share best practice and to assist operating authorities with basic skills development. Experienced coastal engineers and contractors are invited to share their in-depth knowledge and understanding with those new to the industry.

The workshop series commenced in 2010 and is named in honour of Professor Andy Bradbury, Chairman of the Southern Coastal Group 2009–2014 and a key member of SCOPAC. Andy was keen for the workshops to focus on “the nuts and bolts” of a topic; each year, Southern Coastal Group engineers choose a topic relevant to coastal management or engineering:

Incident Management 2015

To date, workshops have been organised covering:

2015 Incident Management
2014 Coastal Cliff Instability
2013 Sediment Renourishment
2012 Sediment Recycling
2011 Rock Groynes
2010 Timber Groynes

Other Workshops & Training Events

The Southern Coastal Group or SCOPAC occasionally organise additional workshops and training events based on research, planning or policy relevant to SCOPAC.