May 2022

Our Tracer Pebble Research Team have successfully deployed 1,200 Tracer Pebbles at West Bay in Dorset. This is the start of a year-long project being carried out on behalf of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and Dorset Council, looking into the movement of sediment around West Bay Harbour.

Pebbles Ready for Deployment Pebbles Ready for Deployment
Pebbles are deployed at sites with similar sized material
Spot The Tracer Pebbles Spot The Tracer Pebbles
they look very natural
Spot The Tracer Pebbles Spot The Tracer Pebbles
... and can be hard to spot
Pebbles Dispersed In The Waves Pebbles Dispersed In The Waves
the pebbles then get dispersed into the waves
Sacha Deploying Pebbles Sacha Deploying Pebbles
Surveyors walk the beach
Emma Scanning For Deployed Tracers Emma Scanning For Deployed Tracers
using handheld antennas to locate the Tracer Pebbles