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2010 Ties For Warmest Year

2010 Ties For Warmest Year

According to NOAA scientists, 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, beginning in 1880. This was the 34th consecutive year with global temperatures above the 20th century average. For the contiguous United... 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... 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... Read More...

Balanced Seas

Balanced Seas

Balanced Seas is a project that will work in partnership with all those with an interest in the marine environment to identify and recommend Marine Conservation Zones for the inshore and off-shore waters of south-east England. The latest Balanced... 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... Read More...

Bonfire Night 2017

Bonfire Night 2017

The skies of Sussex are sure to be lit up on the Bonfire Night 2017. This year bonfire night is on Sunday 5th November, but events are taking place throughout the week across West Sussex. What is Bonfire Night and... Read More...

Brexit blueprint for sustainable seas

Brexit blueprint for sustainable seas

ABPmer have written a paper to explore the issues for the marine environment following Brexit, and stimulate debate about Brexit opportunities. The views expressed are solely those of the author, but is interesting to consider the possibilities as well as the... 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... Read More...

Climate Change

Climate Change

The Earth’s climate is changing, and these differences in global temperatures are already altering weather patterns, causing sea levels to rise and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather. Even if emissions stop today, our past emissions mean changes... Read More...

Climate Change & Coastal Communities

Climate Change & Coastal Communities

The UK's long coastline is relatively accessible to all of its population. The coast is the focus of important economic, environmental and social activities. Some of the country's most important natural habitats and heritage sites are located on the... 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... Read More...

Coastal Erosion Maps

Coastal Erosion Maps

Two pilot maps showing coastal erosion for Northumberland and North Tyneside and the South Downs, have been published by the Environment Agency. The maps were developed in conjunction with local councils and provide information for the public on how... Read More...

Coastal Flood Forecasting

Coastal Flood Forecasting

The Environment Agency has published a new document entitled 'Coastal flood forecasting: a good practice framework '. The report sets out a good practice framework for the development of future coastal flood forecasting systems. It examines the components that... Read More...

Coastal Quality in The Hague

Coastal Quality in The Hague

In July 2012 an international workshop about coastal quality took place in The Hague and was attended by one of the original MPP project leaders. A report has now been produced about that event.  The organizing team based its workshop format... Read More...

Communities chosen to try out new planning powers

Communities chosen to try out new planning powers

A second group of communities is being given the opportunity to explore new powers to test out neighbourhood planning. This radical idea is being introduced in the Localism Bill, and is intended to give people the chance to decide how development will look in their... 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... Read More...

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