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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

SCOPAC will fund the website domain name renewal for the national database of coastal flooding in the UK.

SurgeWatch was founded when researchers noted that coastal floods were not systematically documented, with no monitoring system in place to record whether extreme sea level events progress to coastal flood events, and what occurred in terms of inundation extent and damage.

University of Southampton: £500 contribution per year

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

www.surgewatch.org

The site provides up-to-date scientific information about floods and sea levels in partnership with the National Oceanography Centre, and encourages users to submit their own photos and accounts of flooding.

The database has already resulted in two publications in the Nature Journal Scientific Data. The website’s lead researcher, Dr Ivan Haigh, will keep SCOPAC up to date on storm surge and sea level rise research.