A rolling five/six year programme for the South West started in April 2006 and is funded through grant from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). The programme currently in Phase 4 and is led by Teignbridge.
South West Coastal Monitoring (previously known as Plymouth Coastal Observatory) has a team of coastal scientists that are based within the University of Plymouth.
The programme collects, analyses, and publishes the following types of data:
- Hydrodynamic - wave, tide and weather (meteorological) data
- Bathymetric surveys (sea bed mapping)
- Topographic beach surveys
- Aerial photography
- LiDAR height data
- Ecological habitat mapping
- Coastal asset data
More information is available at the South West Coastal Monitoring website.
The South West data is hosted on the National Coastal website which contains all the data collected by all the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes.
If you notice any defective coastal defences or any extreme foreshore level changes, please contact us.