The SCOPAC “Adapting to Coastal Change Along England’s Southern Shorelines (ACCESS)” launch was held at the National Oceanography Centre on the 18th November 2011.
The morning event was attended by approximately 60 delegates comprising engineers, coastal scientists, planners, consultants and councillors.
The following summarises the agenda and talks from the day. Cllr Roger Elkins (Chairman of SCOPAC) opened and closed the day’s proceedings.
Session 1: Hazard & adaptation across the SCOPAC coastline
PDF (1Mb) / Professor Robin McInnes, Coastal and Geotechnical Services
PDF (4Mb) / Professor Roger Moore, Halcrow
Barrier beaches, spits and fringing barriers at risk of breaching and erosion (Chesil beach, Hurst Spit, Worthing, Eastoke); lowland at risk of erosion and flooding (Poole Harbour); salmarshes at risk of erosion (Langstone Harbour and Lymington); sand dunes (Studland) at risk of erosion
Session 2: Predicting erosion and valuing assets at risk
PDF (6Mb) / Sam Cope, Channel Coast Observatory
Comparison of methods for predicting erosion at national and regional level; determining properties at risk at SMP2 and Strategy level; valuing properties at risk at SMP2 and Strategy level