12:30pm - 1:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM South Eastern branch 

Event description

There is a wealth of coastal data which is freely available through the Channel Coast and National Oceanography Centres, with many datasets starting in the early 2000s. This catalogue of data can be used to form the technical understanding of beach behaviour and subsequently inform management decisions.

This webinar will be hosted by Claire French and Andy Stevens (formerly) of Canterbury City Council and the East Kent Engineering Partnership. They will share their knowledge and practical experience of the data to provide an insight into a variety of applications and how it can be used to support project work.

Topics will include:

* Available Asset/Beach Information

* Informing Business Cases & Appraisals

- Trigger Level Calculations

- Quantifying Coastal Change

- Informing Future Works

* Beach Management, Construction & post works monitoring

* Emergency Planning & response

Part of the CIWEM Land & Water digital series.

Register for 20 July 2022

About the speakers

Claire French

Claire French is a senior coastal process scientist at Canterbury City Council. Claire manages the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme data collection, analysis and reporting for 180km of the Kent and East Sussex coastline. Under the East Kent Engineering Partnership Claire’s project work includes managing the delivery of Regional Beach Management Plans, Beach Management Appraisals, SMP-Refresh and various coastal engineering project works; all of which use coastal monitoring data as a core source of information to inform design and decision making.

Andy Stevens

Andy Stevens is a coastal engineer and director at AJS Flood Risk Consulting Ltd, Andy specialises in project development and appraisal and has a wealth of experience in designing and managing beach management works across the south east. Prior to starting his own consultancy in 2022, Andy spent 7 years at Canterbury City Council where he led on Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) business cases and marine licence applications, leading on projects worth in total over £20 million. Coastal monitoring data formed the backbone of the evidence base needed for the success of all of these business cases.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Kirsty Tolson at kirsty.tolson@watermangroup.com or Claire French at claire.french@canterbury.gov.uk.

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