How Do We Survey The Beach?

We walk the beach with the handheld antennas using one, or several surveyors, depending on the size of the beach that we need to cover. The surveyors sweep the beach in a linear pattern between mean low water spring (MLWS) and the mean high water spring (MHWS). Sometimes the back of the beach will also be surveyed if there has been a particularly strong storm event.

The equipment will make an audible noise when a tag has been detected and will automatically log the tag number together with the GPS location. This means that we do not need to stop and obtain a visual identification of the pebble.

Two of our surveyors out onĀ 
survey on Hayling Island