Coastal Cliff Instability Workshop, January 2014
Durdle Door © Lauren Saggers
The fifth SCOPAC workshop in the series “Andy’s Workshops: A Problem Shared” was held at the National Oceanography Centre on 10th January 2014.
Approximately 40 delegates – coastal engineers, scientists, planners, search and rescue officers, consultants and contractors attended the workshop, which commenced with Professor Andy Bradbury providing background information on the basic principles of landsliding and cliff falls.
The talks focused on aspects of landsliding and cliff falls, including:
Groundwater triggers, monitoring, engineering, emergency response, funding, responsibilities, empowering communities and building resilience.
Case studies were presented from Dorset, the Isle of Wight, Barton-on-sea and across Europe.
The workshop came to a close with a question and answers session, whereby delegates submitted a question together with a photo relating to Coastal Cliff Instability.
Presentations & Minutes:
PDF (2Mb) / Andy Bradbury, New Forest District Council / Channel Coast Observatory
PDF (4Mb) / Richard Edmonds, Dorset County Council
SCOPAC would like to thank all speakers for their excellent presentations.
The aim of the "Andy’s Workshops: A Problem Shared" series is for officers to share best practice and to assist operating authorities with basic skills development. The target audience is both experienced engineers (to share knowledge) and those new to or about to join the industry. The series is named in honour of Professor Andy Bradbury, Director of the Channel Coastal Observatory, Chairman of the Southern Coastal Group and technical advisor to SCOPAC.