Blom is pleased to announce the completion of the 2010 annual coastal monitoring survey for the Environment Agency in UK. Blom has been providing Aerial Photography of the Anglian coast line since 1992 to aid the Environment Agency with their monitoring of erosion that occurs along the 1,600 sq km stretch of coastline between Grimsby and Southend on Sea.
Coastal erosion is a serious problem in some areas of the UK, up to 180cm of land can be lost to the sea annually, and it is vital that in areas of high coastal erosion that the rate of loss is monitored.
The coastal monitoring programme combines a number of survey techniques and services including aerial photography, mapping and land survey; resulting data is then analysed by experts to provide predictions for future erosion based on previous historical patterns.
"The Shoreline Management Group, Environment Agency, (Anglian Region)"