Coastal Monitoring

Jersey Date : 21st January

Jersey Time : 8 PM (optional dinner)

8:00pm Lecture (free to attend)

Jersey Venue : Pomme D'Or Hotel

Guernsey Date : 20th January

Guernsey Time : 8 PM

Guernsey Venue : The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts

The Defra-funded National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes of England comprises six regional programmes and is coordinated and delivered under the Open Government Licence by the Channel Coastal Observatory (CCO). The CCO data management centre is hosted by New Forest District Council, in partnership with the University of Southampton and is based in the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

The network of monitoring programmes is managed through a series of lead authorities on behalf of the Coastal Groups and provides a regionally consistent and integrated approach to evidence gathering, delivers strategic actions, maximises the use of data and provides best value. The principal monitoring and analytical tasks of the regional coastal monitoring programmes include topographic surveys (cross-section profiles, baselines, control network, post-storm and emergency incident recovery surveys of beaches, cliffs and landslides); bathymetric surveys (multibeam and single beam surveys); network of coastal wave buoys, tide gauges and meteorological stations); ecological mapping; aerial photography and photogrammetry; airborne Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) 


For Jersey Lectures - Lectures will start at 8:00pm (which are free to attend) but are proceded by an optional dinner, starting at 6:30pm. If you wish to attend the dinner at a cost of £20pp bookings can be made by phone 01534 856566 or email


2016 Coastal Monitoring