The risk of erosion along the shoreline is unpredictable. Recession of coastal land often occurs in single events at particular places rather than uniformly along the coast. In areas which are known for coastal erosion, predictions can be made based on historical evidence; ongoing monitoring and other data all of which help to estimate where the shoreline position will be at a certain time in the future. We use this type of information to make decisions about how we should protect any given section of the coast.
More information on the rate and predications of coastal erosion across the Coastal Partners frontage can be found in the North Solent Shoreline Management Plan and the Environment Agency’s Erosion Risk Mapping.