Research into the coastal processes and sustainable shoreline management of central
southern England is documented at www.scopac.org.uk.
Ongoing Coastal Process Monitoring
Since 2002 monitoring of the Poole Bay area has been undertaken by the Channel Coast
Observatory as part of the South East Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme,
providing detailed information for the development of coastal & flood defence strategies.
In 2006 Poole Harbour Commissioners published the Poole Harbour Aquatic Management
Plan which looks at ways of maintaining sustainable levels of economic and social
activity within the Harbour and its hinterland, while protecting its natural environment.