Weekly update – 21 April 2023

Monster munch

Our engineer Auke has been telling us all about the ‘rock munching’ going ahead this week on the groyne near the Pyramids. Rock munching involves an excavator with a rock drill that grinds and chips away little bits of rock with every rotation. This creates tidal pools within the rocks which will retain water when the tide is out, allowing marine life to flourish. 

Can teach an old ‘geog’

We were delighted to host a visit by ‘The Old Geogs’, a group of retired geography lecturers from the University of Portsmouth. The group is the original team that set up the first geography department back when the university was a polytechnic in the 1960s. In a fun fact, two of the lecturers went on to become the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth – Cllr Hugh Mason today and Cllr Alan Burnett in 1994!

Big News!

This week we had a visit from editor Kelly Brown from The News. Kelly was keen to see what was going on down at frontage 4 and joined our technical lead Alex for a tour to see some of the action. You’ll be able to see the footage soon on The News website.

Spotlight on… Sam

Sam is our student placement engineer, spending a year working in the industry before completing his studies at Plymouth University next year where he is reading civil and coastal engineering. Sam is a keen sportsman and enjoys the outdoors. His favourite sports are rugby and skiing.