Timber Groyne Workshop, March 2010

The first SCOPAC workshop in the series “Andy’s Workshops: A Problem Shared”

© Bournemouth Borough Council

A preliminary start to the forthcoming SCOPAC ‘Maintenance of Coastal Structures’ research project, this “Andy’s Workshops: A Problem Shared” event, entitled The Nuts and Bolts of Timber Groynes was held at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, 

Approximately 30 officers – coastal engineers and scientists – attended the morning workshop. 

The morning came to a close with a Q&A session, during which the majority of attendees submitted a question and photo of a timber groyne that they wanted to discuss. Detailed notes of the presentations and Q&A session – which will feed directly into the project – can be downloaded below:


The Nuts and Bolts of Timber Groynes

PDF (4Mb) / Professor Andy Bradbury provided background information on the origins and purpose of timber groynes

NFDC Groyne Maintenance - recent advances

PDF (7Mb) / Peter Ferguson, New Forest District Council Coastal Group

Bournemouth's Groynes

PDF (3Mb) / Dr David Harlow, Bournemouth Borough Council

The aim of the "Andy’s Workshops: A Problem Shared" series is for officers to share best practice and to assist operating authorities with basic skills development. The target audience is both experienced engineers (to share knowledge) and those new to or about to join the industry. The series is named in honour of Professor Andy Bradbury, Director of the Channel Coastal Observatory, Chairman of the Southern Coastal Group and technical advisor to SCOPAC.