Art and science meet in Cowes

“Art as a Tool for Understanding Coastal Change” was the title of an excellent talk given to members of the Island Sailing Club and Solent Protection Society held in Cowes on Thursday 7th November.

The event, organised by SPS was hosted by Island Sailing Club who also laid on an excellent Supper before the talk.. Robin McInnes, who gave the talk, is a geologist and coastal scientist who has lived and worked on the Isle of Wight for most of his life. He gained a BSc Honours Degree in Geology at the University of Southampton and a PhD in Coastal Management at Portsmouth University. He was awarded an OBE for ‘Services to the coast’  in 2006. His passion for the subject as well as his deep understanding of coastal issues permeated the talk.

Solent Protection Society meeting at Island Sailing club
Bill Pimlott thanking Robin McInnes

The event was introduced by Bill Pimlott, a past commodore of Island Sailing Club as well as a Council member of Solent Protection Society.    A small contingent had travelled to Cowes on the Red Jet.

Altogether a fascinating and sociable evening.


SPS members were amused by a framed presentation chart in the ISC club room.SPS at  Island SC NOv 2013

The caption at the bottom reads “sponsored by the United Kingdom Hydrographic  Office. Not to be used for Navigation”