Useful links

BGS British Geological Survey (BGS) provide geology maps and data.

The Channel Coast Observatory are a data management centre for the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes with free data downloads. This includes a data catalogue, real time wave data, and public reports.

CIWEM are the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Crown Estates manage and enhance the value of our marine assets. This includes issuing licences or leases for aggregates, aquaculture, and cables and pipelines.

Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs. They also provide interactive environmental mapping.

English Heritage are the champions of our historic places to ensure they are protected for future generations.

The Environment Agency are responsible for protecting and improving the environment of England and Wales. It also has responsibility for protecting communities from the risk of flooding and managing water resources.

The Environment Agency also provide flood maps.

The Institution of Civil Engineers is a registered charity that strives to promote and progress civil engineering

The InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.

The Marine Management Organisation.

Check the Met Office for forecasts and climate observations.

Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment, responsible for enabling UK legislation & conservation of dynamic coasts, and managing European Habitats Directive and International Agreements in the coastal zone.

See the National Tidal and Sea Level Facility for tidal surge predictions.

Free Lidar data (open data).

Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd.

SCOPAC is a group of local authorities in central southern England who work together to develop a coordinated and sustainable approach to coastal risk management.

UK Climate Change Projections 2018.

Other UK coastal groups

North East Coastal Group
St Abb’s Head to Gibraltar Point

East Anglia Coastal Group
Gibraltar Point to Thames Barrier

Southern Coastal Group
Selsey Bill to Portland Bill

South West Coastal Group
Portland Bill to Hartland Point

North West England & North Wales Coastal Group
Great Orme to Solway Firth

Bristol Channel Strategic Group comprising:
Hartland Point to St Govan’s Head
Severn Estuary Coastal Group

North Devon & Somerset Coastal Advisory Group

Swansea Carmarthen Bay Coastal Engineering Group

Ynys Enlli to Llandudno Coastal Group
Geraint Edwards
Cardigan Bay Coastal Group