Beach Monitoring Project
NEXT MONITORING SESSION -
Whole beach measurement - 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.
Drone training for pfcg members will take place at Deakin in Warrnambool on Tuesday 12th March - contact us if you would like to attend.
CHANGING THE GUARD
On his retirement as Chairman, PFCG would like to thank Nick Abbott for his long years of hard work, establishing and then maintaining the group. Please read find his Chairman's Report for 2023 here. At the same time PFCG would like to welcome Pat Davitt as the new Chairman, elected at the AGM on 28th September 2023.
Other reports from PFCG AGM 2023
Dr Blake Allan's report
Students from Port Fairy Consolidated School and St Patrick's Primary School carrying out laser measurement of sand levels at Pea Soup and South Beach
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.
Our collection of photographs reflect the diversity of views of our esturary and coastline.
Quick Summary Table
Year 6 School Science project
Year 6 Science Project
Next Monitoring session - Term 2
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