Mine pollutants and drainage mapping in the upper Cober Catchment

The River Cober has flooded the town of Helston, Cornwall, for centuries having social, economic and ecological consequences. Ella Rosser’s Masters (Camborne School of Mines) dissertation explored the role of the upper catchment as a contribution to flooding in the lower catchment. Sub-basins in the watershed were mapped using LiDAR data to delineate drainage areas that…

Testing New Methods for Assessing Soil Conditions

Over the years Loe Pool Forum has build a productive relationship with Neill Wood (Programme Director for MSc Surveying and Land/Environmental Management) at Camborne School of Mines (CSM). In 2017 Andrew Benny, CSM Masters student, conducted a research project to test new methods for assessing soil conditions. This project focussed on agricultural land in the…