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

Sharing knowledge

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

SCOPAC Storm Analysis Study

SCG / SCOPAC Conference

January 2021 – our first annual Conference focused on the recently completed Storm Analysis research project

SCOPAC Storm Analysis Study

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

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SCOPAC Research

Current research projects

SCOPAC Storm Analysis Study

Shoreline Management Plans


SCOPAC Sediment Transfer Study

Covering the coastline between Start Point, Devon and Beachy Head, East Sussex