Coastal Erosion

Coastal Erosion Aerial Survey

Coastal Partnership East and East Suffolk Council asked Sky Revolutions to undertake a long range aerial coastal survey along the Pakefield and Thorpeness sections of the Suffolk coastline south of Lowestoft. We were tasked with identifying areas of erosion to the beach levels and the soft cliffs in this area.

Drones are a great tool for providing fast, accurate data and images of large swathes of land, but for coastal regions where the best view of local erosion is often situated offshore, they have become an indispensable way of informing stakeholders of the state of a coastline.

The coastal landscape around the British Isles is ever-changing and coastal erosion is an on-going challenge for many land owners and land guardians as well as for residents living close to the edge of a cliff top. Being able to capture the change in cliff structure and present rapid images of the state of a coastline is critical in allowing effective decision making for all those involved.

For East Suffolk Council, we deployed our eBee Geo – a long range drone carrying a highly accurate 20MP SODA Camera. The eBee can fly over 160 Ha in a single flight making it perfect for coastal surveys. We delivered a set of very high resolution images, film and orthomosiac image of the coastline. Our lead pilot Mark Ryan managed this project. Mark’s experience of piloting drones of all types ensures our client received high quality data in just three days.

If you would like to find out more about long-range or coastal surveys, please get in touch with our sales team today.

Project Stats

Job TypeAerial Survey
ClientCoastal Partnership East and East Suffolk Council
LocationLowestoft, UK
BriefCoastline erosion survey along the suffolk coast