Northwest Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme

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Welcome to the website of the Northwest Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme. The programme provides a consistent regional approach to coastal process monitoring, providing information of the development of strategic shoreline management plans, coastal defence strategies and operational management of coastal protection and flood defence.

The programme is managed on behalf of the North West and North Wales Coastal Groups and is funded by The Environment Agency, in partnership with the maritime Local Authorities.

Please use the top menu to access regional specific data.

Programme Background

Project Management

The North West programme is managed by a task group on behalf of the North West and North Wales Coastal Group. This task group includes representatives from the local maritime authorities, the Environment Agency, Natural England and Lancaster University.

Regional Monitoring Task Group

Paul Wisse - Sefton Council (Chair)
Andrew Martin - Sefton Council
Iain Blakeley - Environment Agency
Carl Green - Wyre Borough Council
Suzana Ilic - Lancaster University
Mark Ellis - Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council

Project Team

A team has been set up to oversee the day-to-day management of the Regional Monitoring Programme, and to implement the proposals of the Project Board.

Paul Wisse - Project Manager
Michelle Barnes - Team Leader
Andrew Martin - Senior Officer
Lee Whittle - Project Assistant
Chris Atherton - Project Assistant
Samantha Godfrey - Project Assistant


  • Allerdale Borough Council
  • Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
  • Blackpool Council
  • Copeland Borough Council
  • Fylde Borough Council
  • Lancaster City Council
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Metropolitan Borough Council of Sefton
  • Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
  • South Lakeland District Council
  • West Lancashire District Council
  • Wyre Borough Council
  • Environment Agency
  • Natural England
  • National Oceanographic Centre
  • English Heritage

Survey Schedule

Aerial Photography


Bathymetry profile capture planned for 2024/25

To report a missing or damaged Waverider buoy, please phone Fugro GB Marine Limited on: 07810 697357

If you would like further information about the Northwest Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme, please use the contact details provided or use our contact form to directly message our coastal officer.

North West and North Wales
Andrew Martin, Senior Officer
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management
Sefton Council, 3rd Floor, Magdalen House
30 Trinity Road, Bootle
L20 3NJ

+44 (0)1519 342969
+44 (0)8701 913997

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