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Southwest Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme

Programme Background

Organisation

Data collection is co-ordinated at the Plymouth Coastal Observatory, on behalf of the Programme partners.

Project Board

The Project Board provides the overall guidance and direction for the Regional Monitoring Programme, and includes representatives of all the lead partners.

John Cocker Project Board Chair - Principal Representative of Lead Partner, Teignbridge District Council
Philip Rees Chair of South West Coastal Group
David Harris Chair of Severn Estuary Coastal Group
Ben Johnstone Principal Representative of the Environment Agency
Clare Dinnis Principal Defra/EA National Team
Non-Executive
Dafni Sifnioti SWRCMP Project Manager, Teignbridge District Council
Travis Mason Channel Coastal Observatory

Project Management Team

A team has been set up to oversee the day-to-day management of the Regional Monitoring Programme, and to implement the proposals of the Project Board.

Members
Emerald Siggery Coastal Process Team Leader, Plymouth Coastal Observatory
Dafni Sifnioti SWRCMP Project Manager, Teignbridge District Council
Nick Ely Environment Agency Coastal Engineers
John Buttivant Environment Agency Coastal Engineers
Neil Watson Environment Agency Coastal Engineers
Engineers
Martin Davies Environment Agency Coastal Advisors
Chris Hayes Environment Agency Coastal Advisors
Dave Picksley Environment Agency Coastal Advisors
Advisors
Travis Mason Channel Coastal Observatory
Graeme Smith Chair of South Devon and Dorset Coastal Authorities Group
Dave Watkins Chair of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Coastal Authorities Group
Dave Harris Chair of Severn Estuary Coastal Authorities Group Council for Isles of Scilly Representative
Also by invite
Julian Pearce Isles of Scilly Council Senior Officer: Physical Assets and Natural Resources

Data Management Team

The team at the Plymouth Coastal Observatory manage all the data collected by the Programme, including topographic and bathymetric survey data, LiDAR, aerial photography and ecological mapping. The team also provides analysis of the data and reports for the maritime Local Authority partners.

Data are fully quality-controlled by the Plymouth Coastal Observatory before being archived and uploaded to the website's Data Catalogue and Map Viewer, where they are freely available to interested parties.

The Plymouth Coastal Observatory team are:

Emerald Siggery Team Leader
Josie-Alice Kirby Coastal process scientist responsible for data management for South Devon and Dorset and is the point of contact for any queries relating to this area
Cristina Corti Coastal process scientist responsible for data management for North Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and is the point of contact for any queries relating to this area
Matthew Vann Coastal process scientist responsible for data management for Southern Cornwall and is the point of contact for any queries relating to this area.
Josh Webborn Coastal process scientist responsible for data management for South Devon and Dorset and is the point of contact for any queries relating to this area.
Jennifer Watts Coastal process scientist Jenny is responsible for the data management for the North Devon, Somerset and the Severn Estuary and is the point of contact for any queries relating to this area.

Enquiries for the PCO team can be sent to:

Coastal.Observatory@plymouth.ac.uk

Partners

The following organisations are the Southwest Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme's partners.

SDADCAG
DEFRA
EA Southwest Region
Bristol City Council
Cornwall County Council
Council of The Isles of Scilly
Devon County Council
Dorset County Council
East Devon District Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Gloucestershire County Council
North Cornwall District Council
North Somerset Council
South Gloucestershire Council
Plymouth City Council
Sedgemoor District Council
Somerset County Council
South Hams District Council
Teignbridge District Council
Torbay Council
Torridge District Council
West Dorset District Council
West Somerset District Council
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Stroud District Council
Network Rail
University of Plymouth
Natural England

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