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Mr Dave Robson, Borough of Poole

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Dr Samantha Cope, Havant Borough Council

Latest Online

SurgeWatch: a user-friendly database of coastal flooding for the UK

→  about the project

SCOPAC Contaminated Land Study A desktop study building upon a project undertaken by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

→  about the project  

Scanning of historical aerial photography Safeguarding aerial images held by Local Authorities from the 1960s - 2002

→  about the project

Bradbury’s Bursary: £500 awarded to Lauren Burt, investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit

→  Lauren’s dissertation document is now available

Christchurch Bay Field Trip June 2017

→  report and speaker presentations

- Christchurch Bay Field Trip, June 2017

Useful Links

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.

Maritime Archaeology Trust is a registered charity 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

poolebay.net records Coastal and Flood Risk Management initiatives along the coast of Poole Bay in Dorset; it includes details of projects carried out 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.

SurgeWatch a database of UK Coastal Flood Events. In order to better understand coastal flooding a group comprising University ofo Southampton, National Oceanography Centre and British Oceanographic Data Centre has compiled an online database of UK coastal flood events. The SurgeWatch web-site presents information about storms, the highest sea levels they produce and the consequences to people, in a way that is easily assessable, coastal engineers and managers, academics and the wider public.