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 Committee(s) (RFCC) and other stakeholders
Research & development
Advising upon research and development needs 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 (SCG) & SCOPAC is the Regional Coastal Group for central southern England.
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 Isle of Wight.
We also play a key role in the successful development and delivery of research in the field of coastal risk management, and the development and oversight of regional Shoreline Management Plans. Where appropriate, research may reflect our original SCOPAC boundary extent, which was Lyme Regis to Shoreham on Sea.
SCOPAC Research – latest online
SCG / SCOPAC Conference
January 2021 – our first annual Conference focused on the recently completed Storm Analysis research project
SCOPAC Storm Analysis Study
Technical Report (December 2020) Infographic and PowerPoint presentation now online
Maintenance of coastal structures – Phase 1: Timber groynes
A study incorporated into the CIRIA ‘Groynes in Coastal Engineering‘ Manual, published May 2020
On 12th May the Environment Agency published an action plan for the national Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy for England, setting out the progress made against the...
Lack of clear flood-resilience targets leaves England at risk of 'playing catch-up' with climate change. New report from cross-party MPs calls on Government to 'show leadership' in the face of...
Current research projects
Shoreline Management Plans
SCG/SCOPAC region SMPs
SCOPAC Sediment Transfer Study
Covering the coastline between Start Point, Devon and Beachy Head, East Sussex