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North Solent Shoreline Management Plan Consultation

North Solent Shoreline Management Plan Consultation

The Draft North Solent Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) public consultation aims to encourage greater public knowledge of the coastal issues facing the Solent over the next 100 years whilst providing stakeholders and the general public with the opportunity to... Read More...

North Solent SMP

North Solent SMP

Final approval has now been given to the North Solent Shoreline Management Plan by the Environment Agency . This is the final piece of documentation needed to conclude the SMP process, and is further to recent approval by Defra stating... Read More...

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, have today announced the launch of the $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize. The Prize which is funded by Wendy Schmidt as Lead Philanthropic Partner... Read More...

Planning & Climate Change Guide

Planning & Climate Change Guide

A new guide to planning and climate change has been launched by the Planning and Climate Change Coalition which includes planners, local authorities, developers and environmental organisations. The Planning & Climate Change Coalition was brought together by Friends of... Read More...

Planning for People and Places

Planning for People and Places

The department of Communities and local Governement published the draft National Planning Policy Framework on 25th July 2011 for consultation. This is a key part of their reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, and to promote... 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... Read More...

Positive growth for seafood in 2016

Positive growth for seafood in 2016

Throughout the austerity period seafood has struggled to compete with other proteins, partly due to its high average price. However, last year as the UK slowly but steadily continued to move out of austerity, seafood started to recover with... Read More...

Public Values of the Marine Environment

Public Values of the Marine Environment

'Public Perceptions of Europe’s Seas – A Policy Brief' is a European survey on what the public values in terms of the marine environment and governance. One of the authors, Dr Tavis Potts, Scottish Association of Marine Science says:... 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... Read More...

Reef to protect endangered UK crayfish

Reef to protect endangered UK crayfish

Torbay-based ARC Marine is building the world’s first modular artificial reef at Vobster Quay, an inland water site and former quarry, near Radstock, Somerset in order to help save the UK’s endangered white-clawed freshwater crayfish. The company is seeking... 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... Read More...

Sea Tree

Sea Tree

The Sea Tree is intended to be a floating structure moored out in the water by a cable. Designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis from the Waterstudio, the tree is comprised of a series of layers for use... 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... Read More...

Shifting Shores

Shifting Shores

Almost a decade ago the National Trust investigated how our coastline was likely to change over the next 100 years. Out of this research came the Shifting Shores report in 2005, which held one clear message — as a... 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... Read More...

South Coast next Marine Plan

South Coast next Marine Plan

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has announced that the coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon will be the second area in England to benefit from marine planning. This will obviously include the Solent and... Read More...

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