AGM and important talk on Siltation
Dear BHT member
Please save the date for our Annual General Meeting, to be held at Bembridge Sailing Club with the kind permission of the Flag Officers at 5pm on Saturday 7th December. We encourage you to bring your guests.
Before the AGM itself, the meeting will start with a short talk by Jeremy Gully entitled: Sand and Silt. How fast is the harbour filling up and why? Jeremy will be using a combination of very high tech – the most recently released LIDAR data (laser depth measurement from the air ) – and very low tech – bucket and spade samples of the harbour bottom – to explain what we know about the most crucial asset our harbour possesses: depth of water.
Hi tech: LIDAR data showing the height of the sandbank in the middle of the harbour over time. The deep cut to the right is the Redwing pool that runs parallel to Embankment Road.
Lo tech: Sand castle built to test the hypothesis that the harbour is filling up with silt from the river, not sand from the sea.
The AGM itself will start at around 5:30, and after some brief formalities will focus on a review of events in the past year affecting the harbour, with questions and answers. Guests are welcome to observe throughout. Refreshments will be provided.
An agenda and further details will follow later.
Bembridge Harbour Trust
Watch the talk on siltation HERE