Our research team has deployed 700 tracer pebbles across Southsea seafront from The Pyramids to Fort Cumberland. Tracking the movement of these tracer pebbles will help to provide important information on sediment transport rates an direction.
This work will also inform us about the location of any sediment transport convergence (where material accumulates) or divergence zones (where material disperses from). It will also give an indication of the behaviour of the newly imported material pumped ashore by dredging vessel, the Sospan Dau. The results will feed into the Southsea Beach Management Plan that is currently being developed as part of the Southsea Coastal Scheme.