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Mr Stuart Terry, Borough of Poole

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Latest Research projects

→  Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit

→  Beach response in front of structures in open coast

→  Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial

Poole Bay, Poole Harbour and Wareham Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategy

The Final Strategy Appraisal document (May 2015) now available to download


Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial 2015

→  Project leaflet July 2015

Managing flood and coastal erosion risk - an update for England

→  The fourth annual FCERM report from the EA (July 2015)

CITiZAN (Coastal & Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) 2015-2018

→  monitoring, recording and interpreting sites around the UK

SCOPAC Field Trip to Bournemouth Beach Management Scheme, May 2016

→  Reports now online

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The Environment Agency is responsible for protecting and improving the environment of England and Wales.  It also has responsibility for protecting communities from the risk of flooding and managing water resources

Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology - the HWTMA is a charitable Trust that seeks to promote and preserve maritime archaeology around the UK, but particularly in the south, conducting pioneering research and fieldwork that contributes to wide-ranging dissemination, outreach and education.

New Forest National Park Authority Coastal Heritage Project - set up to fully record the archaeology of the Hampshire coastline.  The project extends beyond the New Forest National Park boundary north to Redbridge and west to the Hampshire-Dorset border. It covers 82 kilometres of coast and includes the area 10 metres above sea level through the intertidal zone to six nautical miles off shore.

Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs

Natural England is a government agency, responsible for enabling UK legislation & conservation of dynamic coasts, and managing European Habitats Directive and International Agreements in the coastal zone

English Heritage champions our historic places to ensure they are protected for future generations

The Crown Estate's £6.6 billion property portfolio encompasses many of the UK's cityscapes, ancient forests, farms, parkland and coastline, including over half of the foreshore and all the seabed out to the 12 nautical miles limit

The Solent Forum provides a platform to deliver Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Solent sub-region of the South East

The GeoData Institute is a Southampton University-based research and consultancy group specialising in environmental data management, analysis and processing

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) coordinates scientific research into the impacts of climate change

Dorset Coast Forum is a strategic coastal partnership made up of over 220 public, private and voluntary member organisations

Poole Bay Coastal Management records Poole, Bournemouth & Swanage beach replenishment projects and other beach works since 2005

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) was established in 2010 to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area

Coastal Partnerships Network - there are over 50 Coastal Partnerships around the UK coast, many with up to 20 years experience. CPN is a website designed to introduce you to the network of different Coastal Partnerships (CPs) in the UK and guide you to who to contact for your specific needs.

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) formed an alliance in 2012 to deliver a combined, efficient and comprehensive coastal management service across 162km of coastline which encompasses the four Local Authorities of Havant Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Gosport Borough Council and Fareham Borough Council. The innovative initiative was driven forward by a need for coastal management that recognises coastal flooding and erosion risk impacts are not exclusive to Local Authority boundaries.

In August 2013 the group launched a new website which will act as a central hub of information for professional partners and the public to access and download.

LiCCo - Living with a Changing Coast (2011-2014) was a cross-channel project helping coastal communities to better understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise and erosion on their coastline. Partner organisations from Devon, Dorset and Normandy worked together on the project, led by the Environment Agency. The project covered a period of three and a half years, from April 2011 to September 2014; all materials and resources produced during that time will remain online until 2020.

The Belsize Flood Resilience Project - formerly known as the “Southampton Pathfinder Project”, the Belsize Flood Resilience Project focuses on properties in the lower Priory Road / Adelaide Road area of St Denys, where flood risk is considered highest. A small number of properties within the significant flood risk area will be invited to get involved in the project and benefit from the installation of property level flood protection measures.