SCOPAC Research – ongoing initiatives / research awards
SCOPAC’s Research programme includes ongoing initiatives that expand on previous research and develop a deeper understanding of local coastal processes. Two of those currently include research awards aimed at coastal engineering students and other researchers undertaking studies that will benefit members.
Tracer Pebble Studies
Coastal Partners. Tracking the movement of coarse sediment along beaches.
Utilisation of RSMP data to understand coastal processes
SCOPAC awards a contribution of £1,000 towards research projects which use Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme (RCMP) data. This initiative demonstrates the value of ongoing capture and use of freely available datasets from the Channel Coast Observatory (CCO) Monitoring Programmes.
The South-east Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme was the first region to be set up in 2002 with the South-west Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme following in 2006. Both are now providing datasets which reveal invaluable insight into decadal changes in coastal processes.
In honour of Professor Andrew Bradbury’s contribution to coastal engineering across the SCOPAC region, a £500 bursary will be awarded annually to a University of Southampton “Engineering in the Coastal Environment” student.
Professor Bradbury was keen to develop those new to the industry and taught on the master’s course. Those ECE students wishing to apply for the bursary will be expected to undertake research of benefit to SCOPAC, on the coastline between Lyme Regis, Dorset and Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex.
SurgeWatch: a user-friendly database of coastal flooding for the UK
University of Southampton: £500 contribution per year