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…

A Hydrographic Survey of Loe Pool

The Loe Pool Forum identified a need to produce an up to date and high resolution bathymetric data of Loe Pool to assess the current condition of Loe Pool and to use a benchmark for future monitoring and investigations. Alongside the need for bathymetric data, an accurate image of the objects and features within the…

A method for increasing the accuracy of flood prediction

Helston periodically experiences flooding, caused by high amounts of surface runoff from the increasingly urbanized catchment flowing into a small and modified channel. Beatrix Webb (Masters student at Camborne School of Mines) spent 2015 investigating whether the geophysical technique of electrical resistivity can be used as a low cost method to improve the accuracy of flood prediction.   The technique…

New insights into the Loe Bar’s changing geomorphology

Since 2014 Loe Pool Forum have been collaborating with Camborne School of Mines (CSM) on research in and around the Loe Pool. In 2015 Annabel Pardoe submitted her Master’s dissertation on Loe Bar and its changing geomorphology. Annabel’s dissertation was submitted as part of CSM’s Surveying with Land and Environmental Management course. Annabel’s investigation of Loe Bar…

Scanning the Loe

Neil Wood at the Camborne School or Mines (CSM) recently surveyed the Loe using a side-scan sonar and his finds were pretty exciting! they included WW2 wreckage, underground caves, ‘British record’ sized Perch, remanents of a harbour wall and some sunken boats. Here is Neill interpreting one of the images: This side-scan sonar image of…