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It's getting Warmer...

It's getting Warmer...

...but the coral are alright! Worldwide, coral reefs have been badly damaged by rising sea surface temperatures. Bleaching - a process that can cause widespread coral death due to loss of the symbiotic algae that corals depend on for... Read More...

Living Light

Living Light

Living Light is an off-grid lamp powered by photosythesis. Created by Dutch designer Ermi van Oers, the lamp uses a living plant to create light and electricity, giving users light that is off grid and from a sustainable source.... Read More...

Local IFCAs

Local IFCAs

Following the passage of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) are being established round the English coast, one of which will include Sussex. Members are now being recruited to join these committees. The IFCAs will replace the existing... 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... Read More...

Localism Act 2011

Localism Act 2011

The Government’s plans to give local communities more say about planning and development passed into law when the Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15th November 2011. The Localism Act represents the first stage of the Government’s sweeping reforms to... Read More...

Localism Bill

Localism Bill

The Localism Bill is working its way through Parliament, and has now reached the Report stage in the House of Lords. The Bill will devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods and give local communities more control over housing and... Read More...

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... Read More...

Marine and coastal areas linked with better health and well-being

Marine and coastal areas linked with better health and well-being

A new study suggests that exposure to coastal environments can play a significant role in boosting human health and well-being, due to the ‘therapeutic effects’ of marine and coastal landscapes. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs... 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... Read More...

Marine Plans

Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO)published the first ever plans for the future of our seas. The East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans provide guidance for sustainable development in English waters, and cover the coast and seas from Flamborough... Read More...

Marine species move north

Marine species move north

According to new research rising ocean temperatures are rearranging the biological makeup of our oceans. Species are being pushed further north towards the poles by 4.4 miles every year as they seek out the climates in which they are... Read More...

MCZ Consultation

MCZ Consultation

Defra has launched the consultation about the designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The intention is to engage with everyone who has an interest in the marine environment and coastal communities. It is the opportunity for people to influence the decisions on how... Read More...

MMO South Marine Plan 3 year report

MMO South Marine Plan 3 year report

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is pleased to announce that the first Three-Year Report on the South Marine Plan was published by Defra on 14 July 2021. The South Marine Plan was adopted in July 2018. The publication of the Report marks the conclusion of over 12 months of... Read More...

MPs Urge Supermarkets to Scrap Plastic Packaging

MPs Urge Supermarkets to Scrap Plastic Packaging

Two hundred cross-party MPs are calling on heads of the major supermarkets to eliminate plastic packaging from their products by 2023. The MPs, who are from seven political parties, have written to Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Budgens... Read More...

National Bus Strategy

National Bus Strategy

The Campaign for Better Transport has produced a report showing that once again funding for buses has decreased, with 243 services around the country having been lost or reduced in the past year. But next year could be different:... Read More...

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... Read More...