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Closed MMO’s Marine Planning Workshops and Call for Evidence

The North West Coastal Forum was pleased to help with delivery of the Marine Management Organisation’s Liverpool workshop, on 13th July. As well assisting with publicity before the event North West Coastal Forum Board member, John Entwistle, of Wirral Council, co-Chaired the event alongside Russell Gadbury, the MMO Marine Planning Manager, and Caroline Salthouse, who

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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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DONG Energy to Invest £5.4bn in North West by 2019

DONG energy are to invest a total of £5.4 billion in regional offshore wind farms by 2019. DONG energy currently invest £2.7 billion across four currently operational wind farms including Barrow, Walney, Burbo Bank and West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea. A further £2.7 billion is expected to be invested in two extension

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MCS ‘Wet Wipes Turn Nasty When You Flush Them’ Campaign Launched

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) have launched their ‘wet wipes turn nasty when you flush them’ campaign to highlight the problems associated with wet wipes and to demand better labelling by retailers. During the 2015 MCS Big Beach Clean over 4,000 wet wipes were picked up around UK coastlines, a 400% rise in the past decade.

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ICES News – July 2016

The newsletter from International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) for July has been published and covers the following topics: Underwater noise Assessing the sensitivity of the sea floor Meet the humans behind the human dimension To Korea for the early careers More information regarding these topics can be found in the ICES newsletter

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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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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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North West Coast Connections Undertake Marine Surveys Under Morecambe Bay

The National Grid are currently undertaking major marine surveys in Morecambe Bay to gather information for the North West Coast Connections project. The project aims to create a tunnel between Heysham power station in Lancashire and Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria to directly route electricity cables. This route corridor is needed to accommodate energy created by the new nuclear power

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Blue Flag Award for Blackpool South Beach

A total of 68 beaches around England have achieved a Blue Flag Award in the 2016 designations. The Blue Flag Award is an international award presented to well managed beaches with excellent water quality and environmental education programmes. For the first time in history Blackpool South Beach will be flying the Blue Flag Award. A further 111 Seaside Awards

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