SCOPAC Research – completed projects

The Southern Coastal Group assists in the successful delivery of SCOPAC’s Research programme. Between 1986-2018 SCOPAC and the SCG have worked together to commission approximately £1.3 million worth of valuable research to the benefit of its members.

2001 – present day

SCOPAC Storm Analysis Study

SCOPAC Storm Analysis Study

BCP Council, University of Southampton and Coastal Partners (2018-2020). Technical Report published January 2021

Assessing the performance of timber groynes at Bournemouth Beach

A 29 year field-test of 5 different species

Bournemouth Borough Council: £10,000 contribution (2015-2017)

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2012 Update

Channel Coast Observatory: FDGiA £150,000 with contributions from SCOPAC (2014-2017)

Poole Bay Nearshore Replenishment Trial 2015-2016

Borough of Poole Council: £15,000 contribution (2014-2017)

Maintenance of coastal structures – Phase 1: Timber groynes

A study incorporated into the CIRIA ‘Groynes in Coastal Engineering‘ Manual, published May 2020

Offshore to onshore transport across distinct landforms at Church Norton Spit

Minor funds contribution (2015-2016) University of Sussex (lead): £4,000

Offshore sediment pathways in Poole and Christchurch Bays

Coastal sediment budget project

Minor funds contribution (2013-2016) University of Southampton: £4,000

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Bibliographic Database 2012

Channel Coast Observatory, David Carter and the University of Portsmouth

SCOPAC Coastal Landfills Study

Coastal Partners
Published April 2019

Vegetated Shingle Study, Hurst Spit

New Forest District Council
Published May 2018

Beach response in front of structures in open coast

Toe Scour Research Project

Minor funds contribution (2015-2017)
Coastal Partners: £4,000

Seabed Mapping project, Selsey to Eastoke 2015

Minor funds contribution 2013-2015 \ Channel Coast Observatory: up to £4,000

SCOPAC Sediment Stores & Sinks Study

Channel Coast Observatory: £25,000 (2011-2014)

Sediment Tracer Studies Phase II, East Solent

Minor funds contribution 2011-2013 \ Coastal Partners: £4,000

ACCESS (Adapting to Climate Change along England’s Southern Shorelines) 2011

Channel Coast Observatory: £26,000. Halcrow: £20,500. Coastal and Geotechnical Services: £14,000. Management/Printing: £5,725. Contingencies: £3,000

Sediment Tracer Studies Phase I, East Solent

Minor funds contribution 2010-2011 \ Coastal Partners: £1,500

Extreme Wave Conditions within the SCOPAC region

Professor A Bradbury: £18,000 (2008-2010)

RESPONSE European Project

Contribution (2006-2009)

Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

Channel Coast Observatory: contribution (2002-present day)

SCOPAC Sediment Transport Study 2004

University of Portsmouth

Preparing for the impacts of Climate Change

Halcrow Marine, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, University of Portsmouth and the UK Meteorological Office (2001)