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Record breaking temperatures

Record breaking temperatures

Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data. The global surface temperatures across land and ocean in February were 1.35C warmer than the average temperature for the month, from the baseline period of 1951-1980. The global record was set just... read more »

New Fisheries Fund

New Fisheries Fund

The European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is the fund for the EU’s maritime and fisheries policies for 2014 – 2020. It is one of the five European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds which complement each other and seek to promote a growth and job based recovery in Europe. The purpose... read more »

UK seafood topping world's menus

UK seafood topping world's menus

Luxury seafood caught off UK shores is now making it onto menus across a record 76 countries helping bring over £650 million to our economy in 2014, Fisheries Minister George Eustice announced recently. So if you’re dining out on smoked salmon bagels in New York, seafood paella in Madrid or... read more »

Seafloor Climate Change Map

Seafloor Climate Change Map

Scientists from the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences have played a major role in digitally mapping seabed geology. It is the first map of its type in over 40 years and aims to identify sinks for seafloor carbon. Published in the latest edition of Geology, the map will help scientists better... read more »

2015 Coastal Tourism

2015 Coastal Tourism

Coastal tourism is often perceived as an industry in decline, yet a recent report by National Coastal Tourism Academy challenges this perception. This paper seeks to bridge gaps in understanding and present the state of tourism on the coast of England as well as the opportunities for growth, and... read more »

Shrinking Habitats

Shrinking Habitats

Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems, says a recent report from North Carolina State University. An extensive study of global habitat fragmentation -- the division of habitats into smaller and more isolated patches -- points to major trouble for a number of the world's ecosystems and the... read more »

New Climate Economy

New Climate Economy

The new climate economy report, 'Better Growth, Better Climate', by The Global Commission on the Economy & Climate is a major assessment, commissioned by governments and written by world-leading experts. It considers how best to achieve prosperity and development at the same time as reducing carbon emissions and adapting to... read more »

Blue Growth

Blue Growth

Blue Growth is the long term European strategy to support sustainable growth in the coastal and maritime sectors as a whole. Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. It is the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020... read more »

Integrated Water Management

Integrated Water Management

Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership have produced a report called 'Planning Advice for Integrated Water... read more »

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