SC070031 - Automatic Control Structure for Regulated Tidal Exchange

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/11/2007
End date:30/06/2012
Contractor:
  • Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd,
  • Stoneman Engineering
Contact:

OVERALL OBJECTIVES

We will develop and demonstrate an automatic device which will enable improvements in, or creation of, inter-tidal habitat behind existing defences whilst effectively managing flood risks. Two pilot gates devices will be monitored for 12 months to assess operation, effectiveness and maintenance. New evidence will underpin recommendations for further trials or implementation of similar devices elsewhere by March 2010.