Southern Coastal Group & SCOPAC
Regional Coastal Group for central southern England
Advising & influencing
A source of expertise on matters relating to the coast, for the benefit of Regional Flood and Coastal Committees (RFCC) and other stakeholders
Research & development
Successfully developing and delivering research within and beyond the Group boundaries in relation to coastal zone management and monitoring
Aiming to be the natural and chosen forum for coastal practitioners to discuss coastal management problems and share best practice
Portland Bill to Selsey Bill
including the Isle of Wight
The Southern Coastal Group and SCOPAC is the Regional Coastal Group for central southern England.
As a technical group principally comprising coastal managers, planners and others with a knowledge of shoreline management, our primary objective is to be a source of expertise, advice and influence to the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees and other stakeholders on matters relating to the 648 km coastline between Portland Bill in Dorset and Selsey Bill in West Sussex, including the whole of the coastline of the Isle of Wight.
SCOPAC Research & Group Programmes
Exploring some of the challenges for continued use of steel sheet-piles for FCERM in coastal settings
Final report now online
Regional Numerical Model
Major project 2023-2026 \ Dr Matthew Wadey, BCP Council and Alex Hillawi, Coastal Partners. Funded by FCERM GiA
Major project 2022-2024 \ Alex Hillawi and Charlie White, Coastal Partners
SCOPAC Minor funds contribution 2022-2024 \ Sacha Neill, Coastal Partners
Bibliographic Database – scanning old documents
Completed June 2023
SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study scoping
Major project 2023-2025 \ Samantha Cope, Coastal Partners
When climate action group One Home studied the UK’s shoreline management plans it found gaps in both protections and information ...
Drop-in sessions, online event and survey; this fifth phase of consultation with the public & key stakeholders focuses on the proposed leading options for each of the 18 option development units ...
SCG and SCOPAC Regional SMPs
South Devon & Dorset SMP2
Poole & Christchurch Bays SMP2
North Solent SMP2
Isle of Wight SMP2
South Downs SMP2
Links above lead directly to the local SMP documentation; for information about regional SMPs please visit southerncoastalgroup-scopac.org.uk/smps
SCG PSC Frameworks
The Southern Coastal Group has set up two Frameworks to help provide access to services and suppliers for coastal projects and engineering works.
SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study
Covering the coastline between Start Point, Devon and Beachy Head, East Sussex. 2012 update, published 2017