To combat erosion, since 1994 the Environment Agency has undertaken a major beach nourishment scheme (known as ‘Lincshore’) along the entire coast between Mablethorpe and Skegness. Significant amounts of sand is put back onto the beaches along this coast but for 5 years this has not taken place further south than Ingoldmells due to relatively stable beach profiles.
This investigation aims to establish whether there is a current need for beach nourishment as far south as Skegness or whether the beach is stable or even growing.
By using the Environment Agency's target profile for this beach and comparing it to the beach profile which students themselves measure we can assess how effective the management here has been and what the current need for future beach nourishment is.
The course is complimented by secondary information from the Environment Agency, extracts from the local shoreline management plan and aerial drone pictures.