Investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee
of Hurst Spit, Hampshire
Bradbury’s Bursary 2016-17
In honour of Professor Andrew Bradbury’s contribution to coastal engineering across
the SCOPAC region, a £500 bursary is awarded annually to a student of the University
of Southampton’s “Engineering in the Coastal Environment” Masters course.
In 2016 Lauren Burt was awarded the £500 Bradbury’s bursary as a contribution towards
her masters thesis fieldwork.
In summary, Lauren has been investigating the physical and geotechnical properties
of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit, Hampshire.
The thesis proposal was original and well written, with direct application to future
management of the site as well as wider relevance to other barrier beaches and spits
across the SCOPAC region.
Lauren writes, “It is anticipated that the bursary will be allocated between covering
the costs of the geotechnical company who carried out some borehole drilling, and
the sedimentary and geotechnical analysis of the sediment in the laboratory to a
higher standard than could have been achieved without the Bradbury Bursary.”
Lauren’s masters research project will be added to the SCOPAC website once finalised.