Manhood Peninsula Partnership https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:48:10 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.3 New Forum To Clean up Water in Solent Region https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/new-forum-to-clean-up-water-in-solent-region/ Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:46:34 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4557 MPs from across south Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight have launched a new forum to drive improvements in water quality in local harbours and the wider Solent region. These provide unique habitats for plants and wildlife, as well as being used extensively by water sports enthusiasts. MPs from across south Hampshire, West […]

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MPs from across south Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight have launched a new forum to drive improvements in water quality in local harbours and the wider Solent region. These provide unique habitats for plants and wildlife, as well as being used extensively by water sports enthusiasts.

MPs from across south Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight have launched a new forum to drive improvements in water quality in local harbours and the wider Solent region. These provide unique habitats for plants and wildlife, as well as being used extensively by water sports enthusiasts.

Follow this link to read more about the new forum

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IPCC Report: Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/ipcc-report-climate-change-2021-the-physical-science-basis/ Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:07:12 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4611 Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today. Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already […]

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Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today. Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already set in motion -- such as continued sea level rise -- are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years.

 

However, strong and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases would limit climate change. While benefits for air quality would come quickly, it could take 20-30 years to see global temperatures stabilize, according to the IPCC Working Group I report, Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, approved on Friday by 195 member governments of the IPCC, through a virtual approval session that was held over two weeks starting on July 26.

 

The Working Group I report is the first instalment of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be completed in 2022.

Follow this link to read the IPCC Report Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

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10 fabulous floating homes https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/10-fabulous-floating-homes/ Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:04:36 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4613 As the demand for housing increases and land becomes a scarcer commodity, more and more people are embracing alternative ways of living – and that's where this innovative solution comes in. With 71% of the Earth covered in water, these nifty floating homes show that you don't need solid ground to create a truly spectacular place to live. […]

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As the demand for housing increases and land becomes a scarcer commodity, more and more people are embracing alternative ways of living – and that's where this innovative solution comes in. With 71% of the Earth covered in water, these nifty floating homes show that you don't need solid ground to create a truly spectacular place to live.

Click or scroll to take a look at the world's most impressive buoyant buildings...

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Arctic melt-water leads to enhanced storms https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/arctic-melt-water-leads-to-enhanced-storms/ Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:18:12 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4608 Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses. This is according to National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Letters last year. This is according to National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led research published in the Journal of […]

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Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses.

This is according to National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Letters last year.

This is according to National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Letters this week.

Lead author, Marilena Oltmanns, from the NOC, said “Traditionally, it was thought that freshwater leads to a decline in the large-scale ocean overturning circulation, which then results in a cooling of the North Atlantic. Our new study shows that freshwater achieves this cooling much more rapidly and efficiently by triggering atmospheric feedbacks.”

Freshwater creates shallower surface layers that adjust faster to the lower air temperature in autumn and winter. This increases the north-south temperature gradient, promoting the occurrence of storms. The storms in turn reinforce the cooling by triggering increased ocean heat losses and redirecting the regional ocean circulation. Accordingly, past freshwater events have been followed by an extremely cold ocean surface in the subpolar North Atlantic in winter and major changes in large-scale weather patterns.

“The winter 2015–2016, following the largest freshwater event over 40 years, demonstrates the potential that can be expected the initiated storms. This winter featured a strong cyclone over the subpolar North Atlantic, triggering cold air outbreaks along the west coast of the North Atlantic (over Canada and the US) and severe flooding events along the eastern side, including over the UK.”

This research forms part of the NOC’s commitment to enhancing understanding of variability in the weather and climate. It is a collaboration with GEOMAR in Germany and the University of Toronto in Canada and forms part of the EU Projects Blue Action and AtlantOS and the UK NERC projects CLASS and ACSIS.

Follow this link to read more about how Arctic melt-water leads to enhanced storms

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BeFloodReady https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/befloodready/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:48:14 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4559 BeFloodReady provides guidance and information on Property Flood Resilience (PFR), helping homes, businesses and communities to BeFloodReady Historically, flooding has had a significant impact on homes, businesses and communities across the UK. As climate change leads to more intense storms and sea level rise, these risks are continuing to grow. Increasing flood resilience at each […]

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BeFloodReady provides guidance and information on Property Flood Resilience (PFR), helping homes, businesses and communities to BeFloodReady

Historically, flooding has had a significant impact on homes, businesses and communities across the UK. As climate change leads to more intense storms and sea level rise, these risks are continuing to grow. Increasing flood resilience at each individual property at risk is crucial to reduce the impact of flooding.

BeFloodReady is your local source of information and guidance on flood risk management, Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and how you can BeFloodReady.

Follow this link to the BeFloodReady website - https://www.befloodready.uk/?nowprocket=1

Watch a great new short video by Aardman Animation about how to be flood ready, see:  BeFloodReady: Missy's Tale by Aardman Animations

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MMO South Marine Plan 3 year report https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/mmo-south-marine-plan-3-year-report/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:28:37 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4555 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 work in gathering data, analysing the findings and reporting on the effectiveness, and effects, of the plan policies, including the wider changes […]

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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 work in gathering data, analysing the findings and reporting on the effectiveness, and effects, of the plan policies, including the wider changes in context. The report also considers the progress made towards achieving the Plan objectives and the High Level Marine Objectives (HLMOs) as set out in the Marine Policy Statement.

The Report identified that whilst the policy landscape has changed since 2018, the Plan remains relevant and broadly aligned with national and local priorities. Positive progress has also been made towards embedding the Plan within the decision-making process. Similarly, the Report shows positive findings regarding the implementation of the Plan, with signs that many of the specific plan policies are having their intended effect.

The MMO and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are currently considering the future of marine plans. The outcome does not have a bearing on the conclusion of the Report. In the future, it may be relevant to consider the conclusions again, in line with a future scope of marine plan preparation.

The Rt Hon George Eustice MP Secretary of State Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs agreed with the MMOs recommendation that the South Plan is to be retained and not amended at this time.

The first Three-Year Report for the South Marine Plan can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/three-year-technical-report-on-the-south-inshore-and-south-offshore-marine-plan.

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Resilience & Adaptation https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/resilience-adaptation/ Tue, 06 Jul 2021 14:01:31 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4551 Climate Resilience and Adaptation – ICZM 2021 has been written to provide parishes, communities and environmental groups on the Manhood Peninsula with information and practical ideas about climate change issues affecting the peninsula. The Manhood Peninsula is a prime example of a coastal area facing dynamic coastal and climate change together with an intractable transport […]

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Climate Resilience and Adaptation – ICZM 2021 has been written to provide parishes, communities and environmental groups on the Manhood Peninsula with information and practical ideas about climate change issues affecting the peninsula.

The Manhood Peninsula is a prime example of a coastal area facing dynamic coastal and climate change together with an intractable transport problem due to its geography as a small, low-lying triangle of land on the south coast of England bordered by the open coast,  two harbours of environmental significance locally, nationally and internationally, and the largest open coast managed realignment site in the UK. Long hours of sunshine, a mild climate, open landscape and big skies mean it has long been recognised as a desirable area to live, holiday, foster businesses and grow food. It has a thriving economy based on fishing, farming and tourism.

The future of the Manhood Peninsula is affected by two things: the changing physical environment and human constraints. The environmental changes consist of rising sea-levels that also impacts the inland water table, changes in storm frequency and rainfall intensity.

Follow this link to read Climate Resilience and Adaptation – ICZM 2021

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Deep Sea Microplastics https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/deep-sea-microplastics/ Sun, 09 May 2021 13:55:21 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4517 Seafloor microplastics are controlled by deep sea currents according to a new report published in the journal Science. This study shows how deep-sea currents act as conveyor belts, transporting tiny plastic fragments and fibres across the seafloor. These currents can concentrate microplastics within huge sediment accumulations, which the authors of the research term ‘microplastic hotspots’. […]

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Seafloor microplastics are controlled by deep sea currents according to a new report published in the journal Science. This study shows how deep-sea currents act as conveyor belts, transporting tiny plastic fragments and fibres across the seafloor. These currents can concentrate microplastics within huge sediment accumulations, which the authors of the research term ‘microplastic hotspots’. These hotspots appear to be the deep-sea equivalents of the so-called ‘garbage patches’ formed by currents on the ocean surface.

Follow this link to read more about Seafloor Microplastic Hot Spots.

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Lyme Bay the road to recovery https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/lyme-bay-the-road-to-recovery/ Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:47:49 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4495 A new documentary has been produced by he Blue Marine Foundation, highlighting their work in the Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve in Dorset over the past 10 years. The film shows the incredible recovery of the marine ecosystem in Lyme Bay following the ban on mobile fishing gear within the MPA. https://www.bluemarinefoundation.com/2020/11/25/film-premiere-of-lyme-bay-the-road-to-recovery/

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A new documentary has been produced by he Blue Marine Foundation, highlighting their work in the Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve in Dorset over the past 10 years. The film shows the incredible recovery of the marine ecosystem in Lyme Bay following the ban on mobile fishing gear within the MPA.

https://www.bluemarinefoundation.com/2020/11/25/film-premiere-of-lyme-bay-the-road-to-recovery/

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Climate Indicators https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/climate-indicators/ Wed, 21 Apr 2021 11:39:23 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4511 Climate indicators for 2020 show a worsening of the climate globally it was revealed in a recent World Meteorological Office report. The State of the Global Climate 2020 highlights the latest indicators of the climate system, including greenhouse gas concentrations, increasing land and ocean temperatures, sea level rise, melting ice and glacier retreat and extreme weather. […]

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Climate indicators for 2020 show a worsening of the climate globally it was revealed in a recent World Meteorological Office report.

The State of the Global Climate 2020 highlights the latest indicators of the climate system, including greenhouse gas concentrations, increasing land and ocean temperatures, sea level rise, melting ice and glacier retreat and extreme weather.

The WMO report, which included contributions from an extensive network of partners including the Met Office, also highlights impacts on socio-economic development, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems.

Follow this link to read a statement on the report by the UK Met Office

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