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Beach Monitoring Project

NEXT MONITORING SESSION 

TBC

Beach monitoring is a major project for the Port Fairy Coastal Group.  The monitoring provides detailed information to Moyne Shire Council and State Government Agencies for use in developing a response to erosion and predicted rises in sea level. Every six weeks we use a drone to accurately measure beach profiles along 4km of East Beach. The table to the right illustrates recent changes against historic data see here for explanation, or here for historic data. 

Other reports from PFCG AGM 2023

Technical Report by David Bills-Thompson

Dr Blake Allan's report

News
Quick Summary Table

Students from Port Fairy Consolidated School and St Patrick’s Primary School recently joined members of Port Fairy Coastal Group in collecting sand measurements as part of our beach monitoring program. The students confidently used our new surveying equipment, purchased with the generous assistance of Moyne Shire Council.

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JOIN THE TEAM

PFCG is always on the lookout for enthusiastic new recruits to join our beach monitoring sessions. If you are interested contact us  to find out more.

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Gallery

Our collection of photographs reflect the diversity of views of our esturary and coastline.

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Projects

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Year 6 School Science project

Year 6 Science Project

Next Monitoring session - TBC

Once or twice a term students from local primary schools join PFCG and help measure sand levels at Pea Soup and South Beach. Drones cannot be used to measure sand levels on these beaches so a laser is used to make transverse and longitudinal measurements. 

 

The council uses the data to inform its coastal protection and rehabilitation work.

 

St Patrick's Primary School and Port Fairy Consolidated School are currently involved with this project

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