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Lt Col John Q Davis 1947 - 2010

Lt Col John Q Davis 1947 - 2010

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lt Col. John Q Davis OBE, Chichester Harbour Master and Manager, on Saturday 28th August. Ex-Royal Marine John had been harbourmaster for 12 years, responsible for both the harbour authority and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. He received... read more »

Warmer by Degrees

Warmer by Degrees

What might the earth look like after warming by a few degrees? A range of scenarios can be found on the 4 Degrees Selsius Google Earth layer developed by the UK government in the Science section of the Foreign & Commonwealth website. This examines changes to our planet on a... read more »

Charting Progress 2

Charting Progress 2

Charting Progress 2 is a comprehensive report on the state of the UK seas. Published by the UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment community, the report is based on a robust, peer-reviewed evidence base and describes progress made since the publication of Charting Progress in 2005. It provides key findings from... read more »

Marine Conservation Zones

Marine Conservation Zones

The Marine Conservation Zone Project is a partnership project working with people who use the sea for their livelihood or leisure to identify Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The Project area has been split into four regional MCZ projects covering the south-west (Finding Sanctuary), Irish Sea (Irish Sea Conservation Zones),... read more »

Ecological Seas Network

Ecological Seas Network

A new online interactive map showing the ecological network for our seas has been developed, allowing you to contribute your own knowledge to help our understanding of the seas. Information contributed in this way will help develop the national Marine Conservation Zones Project, whose aim is to provide an insight into how the... read more »

Water-scrapers

Water-scrapers

Move over sky-scrapers, now we have water-scrapers. Power is generated in this self contained underwater city using wave, wind and solar power. The city also produces its own food using farming, aquaculture and hydroponic techniques. So what keeps the water-scraper upright? It uses a system of ballasts that are aided by... read more »

Flood & Water Management Act 2010

Flood & Water Management Act 2010

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 received Royal Assent on the 08 April 2010. The main benefits of the act are as follows: Better protection for homes, communities and businesses from the risk of extreme weather as a result of climate change, such as heavier rain and increased risk... read more »

Action Plans & Strategies

Action Plans & Strategies

A new action plan has been launched about international climate change, Beyond Copenhagen: The UK Government's International UK Action Plan, which shows what must be done to build on the progress made at Copenhagen. The plan sets out the Government’s belief that the low carbon transformation can be... read more »

Policy Statements - Climate Change

Policy Statements - Climate Change

The government has launched consultations for new Planning Policy Statements (PPS) on climate change and the natural environment along with new policy guidance on coastal change. The proposed climate change planning policy includes requirements to reduce the need for people to travel between where they live and work. The installation... read more »

Saltire Prize

Saltire Prize

The Saltire Prize, a £10 million challenge to encourage the international commercial development of marine energy, was formally opened today by the Scottish Government. The prize will go to a commercially viable wave or tidal energy technology that generates at least 100GW of electricity over two years using only the power... read more »

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