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National Flood Resilience Review

National Flood Resilience Review

Following the devastating effects of record rainfall and extreme flood events last winter, the government has issued a national flood resilience review to assess how the country can be better protected from future flooding and extreme weather events. The stress testing of their modelling and flood risk maps carried out as part... read more »

Creating Coastal Powerhouses

Creating Coastal Powerhouses

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has asked the government to deliver a comprehensive strategy to attract the investment which our coastal communities need to reach their full economic and social potential. The BHA calls for a Seaside Tsar to be appointed to help Britain’s forgotten seaside towns fight back from decades of decay according to new... read more »

Water Situation Report South East

Water Situation Report South East

The Environment Agency routinely measure, monitor and report on a range of hydrological parameters to assess the water situation across England, including the Solent and Arun areas. They do this using their own hydrometric data, together with data provided by the Met Office and water companies. They do this for: the... read more »

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) are partnerships of a broad range of local organisations, businesses and people who aim to help bring about improvements in their local natural environment. LNPs work  strategically to help their local area manage the natural environment. They aim to make... read more »

Coastal Communities Fund Report

Coastal Communities Fund Report

Our coastal communities are vital to the country’s economy, but they face unique challenges in unlocking their growth potential. That includes renewing the traditional seasonal seaside economy to meet new patterns of visitor demand, as well as encouraging more investment in new high value sectors like marine technology, offshore... read more »

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 »

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