Annual Erosion Survey Shows ‘Nothing Alarming’ In Scilly
The data, which they have been collecting from all of the inhabited islands since Saturday will be analysed back at the Plymouth Coastal Observatory.
Group Leader Emerald Siggery says initial indications are that there hasn’t been significant change since the Valentine’s Day storm in 2014.
Most beaches haven’t altered this winter, except on St Martin’s, where Emerald says the face of the dunes look steeper.
Some parts of the UK including South Devon and the East Yorkshire coast have faced significant erosion.
The most noticeable loss of land in recent memory here on the islands has been near Buzza and on the Peninnis side of Old Town Bay. But Emerald says their initial look this year has shown “nothing alarming” in these areas.
Emerald says the data that they’ve been collecting and sharing since 2008 is of value to decision makers in Scilly, particularly the Council and Wildlife Trust.
And while funding ends next year, at the 10th anniversary of the project, Emerald says a continuation for a further 5 years is “looking promising.”