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Chairman

Mr Neil Watson, Environment Agency

Vice-Chair

Mr Dave Robson, Borough of Poole

Research Chair

Dr Samantha Cope, Havant Borough Council

Current Research

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

SCOPAC Contaminated Land Study

Scanning of historical aerial photography

Beach response in front of structures in open coast

Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial

Reducing regional flood and erosion risk from wave action on the Channel Coast

Update of the SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study

Maintenance of coastal structures - Phase 1: Timber groynes

Completed Research

Bradbury’s Bursary: investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit

Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit

Coastal sediment budget project: Minor Funds Contribution

Seabed Mapping Selsey to Eastoke: Minor Funds Contribution 2013-2015

Sediment Tracer Study Phase II: Minor Funds Contributions 2011-2013

Non-Standard Rock Groynes: Minor Funds Contributions 2011-2013

Sediment Tracer Study Phase I: Minor Funds Contributions 2010-2011

ACCESS Project

Extreme Wave Conditions within the SCOPAC region

Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring

RESPONSE European Project

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2004

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database v6, 2012

Evolution of the Solent River animation

Evolution of Lyme Bay animation

Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change

The Southern Coastal Group is responsible for delivering the SCOPAC research programme.

Current research:

Recently completed projects:

Bradbury's Bursary

Professor Andy BradburyIn honour of Professor Andrew Bradbury’s contribution to coastal engineering across the SCOPAC region, a £500 bursary will be awarded annually to a University of Southampton MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment” student.

Professor Bradbury was keen to develop those new to the industry and taught on the master’s course. Those students wishing to apply for the bursary will be expected to undertake research of benefit to SCOPAC, on the coastline between Lyme Regis, Dorset and Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex. A list of potential thesis topics will be published, although research ideas from students are welcome and will be assessed on whether at least one of the following criteria is met. Does the project:

Any University of Southampton ECE student interested in applying for the bursary should produce a 300 word summary of why they should be considered for the bursary and what the project will deliver for SCOPAC.

For more information on Bradbury's Bursary please contact Dr Ivan Haigh, email: I.D.Haigh@soton.ac.uk.

Future Research Programme

Completion of these projects is dependent on the availability of future funding:


Projects for future consideration:

Bibliographic database revisions

Digitisation of historical tidal records

Performance of schemes and affordability

Consultation on schemes

Managed realignment

Role of compensation

Future of coast protection

Soft cliffs

Social justice issues

Research