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Registration now open for: Tying the Celtic Knot – creating lasting partnerships for the Celtic Seas, Dublin 18-19 October 2016

Registration is now open for the third and final international workshop of the Celtic Seas Partnership project. The event will take place at Croke Park in Dublin on 18th and 19th of October 2016. The event will showcase the final outputs of this exciting project and find ways of ensuring that the work that’s been

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National Coastal Access – North West Update

Natural England have produced their monthly update for June 2016 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. Stretch 1 (Allonby to Whitehaven) and Stretch 2 (Whitehaven to Silecroft) are ‘open’, with work started on implementing the route in Stretch 2 and a likely completion date of 2017. Stretches 3

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Save the Date: Irish Sea Maritime Forum Biennial Conference – 28th September 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Irish Sea Maritime Forum’s Biennial Conference will take place this year on Wednesday 28th September at the dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland. The main themes for the conference will be Maritime Spatial Planning and Policies for a Dynamic Coast. The conference is being held the day

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National Infrastructure Planning Round up for North West England

The Planning Inspectorate’s website has details of the following major infrastructure projects in the coastal or marine area of North West England. Follow this link for the overview or the specific project links below: Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, DONG WIND (UK) Ltd (Decided) Construction of an offshore wind farm extension located to the west

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Morecambe Bay Shifting Sands Symposium – 18th & 19th July 2016

Morecambe Bay Partnership is hosting a two day ‘Shifting Sands Symposium’ to be held on the 18th and 19th July in Kendal, Cumbria. The symposium will explore the management and monitoring of sand dunes and shingle around Morecambe bay with site visits to Walney Island the Fylde coast. The event is ran by a partnership which

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Job: SIMCelt Solway Project Support Officer

Closing date: 5pm Monday 27th June. The Solway Firth Partnership are advertising a new job: SIMCelt Solway Project Support Officer. The fixed term job, based in Dumfries until December 2017 will aim to support an EU-funded initiative looking at transboundary and cross-border marine planning in the Solway Firth. For more details about the job, click

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Call for Abstracts: Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017: Realising the Potential

Call closes 30th June 2016 This is the eleventh conference in the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 4-yearly Breakwaters series and will take place in Liverpool, UK from 5th to 7th September 2017. The conference will cover shoreline structures, coastal processes, design and construction of breakwaters and related structures, and marine energy. The last Breakwaters

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Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) News – May 2016

The newsletter for the Defra, Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Research and Development programme for May has been published and covers the following topics: Policy, Strategy & Investment Catchment process modelling The costs and impacts of the 2013-14 winter floods Public dialogues on flood risk

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2016 Coastal Tourism Report Published

The 2016 Coastal Tourism report from the National Coastal Tourism Academy has been published. The report covers England’s coastline and highlights the value of coastal tourism to the economy at £8billion with 13.7 million seaside trips in the past year, the majority of these short overnight stays. This figure represents a third of all English overnight holidays

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – May 2016

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for May has been published and covers the following topics: News European Maritime Day – taking Blue Growth to the next level The way forward for European aquaculture: high-level seminar in Brussels Green Week: webinar on funding and investing in sustainable blue projects The European Parliament voted the

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