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Coastal Wiki – Online Coastal and Marine and Encyclopedia

The Coastal Wiki – the Coastal and Marine Wikipedia – is an Internet Encyclopedia providing up-to-date and high quality information for coastal professionals, which is continuously improved, complemented and updated by expert users. The Coastal Wiki also has a community aspect and is a great place to share ideas and learn from others. www.coastalwiki.org

Green Infrastructure to Manage Climate Change: Resources Available

Resources are now available to help a range of professionals in the North West  plan, design and manage green infrastructure and the natural environment so that it can help to combat climate change. They are of use for planners, designers, developers, decision makers, land and green space managers, as well as a wider audience and

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North West Coastal Trail Workshop Held in Morecambe

On Monday June 20, the North West Coastal Forum hosted ‘Accessing the North West Coast’, a workshop to discuss access along the North West coast with stake holders from the region and to promote the North West Coastal Trail vision. The event was attended by over 40 local stakeholders, who heard representatives from Sustrans, the

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Peel Energy halt Mersey Tidal Power project

After months of consultations and technical studies, Peel Energy have published the 3rd and final stage of the Mersey Tidal Energy feasibility study and chosen a preferred scheme -  a barrage between New Ferry and Dingle. However, due to high construction costs, Peel Energy have decided that it is not a financially viable project and will

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Natural Environment White Paper is Published

Defra have released the first White Paper on the natural environment to be published in 20 years, outlining the Government’s vision for the natural environment over the next 50 years, along with actions to deliver the vision. The plans in the White Paper are directly linked to the recently published UK Natural Ecosystem Assessment, and

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National Ecosystem Assessment

Defra have launched the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA), a groundbreaking report that demonstrates the value of nature. The UK NEA  brought together over 500 experts in ecology, economics and social sciences to estimate the value of the natural world by taking account of the economic, health and social benefits we get from nature. The assessment provides

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May 2011 News and Events Update

The NWCF’s May e-newsletter is now available by clicking on the title above. It contains news and events relevent to Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) across the North West, as well as national and international news.

Marine Planning Portal launched

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today launched an interactive map of England’s seas. The map contains an array of information, ranging from energy infrastructure (oil pipelines and wind farm locations) to conservation areas. Visit the marine planning portal on the MMO website to view the map and layers.

Marine Planning Evidence Base

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is inviting comments on a draft strategic scoping report which gives a picture of key marine activities and the marine and coastal natural resources around England. The draft report is available to view on line for the next 4 weeks and a final version will be published at the end

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Bathing Beach Profiles

The Environment Agency have posted brand new detailed profiles for bathing beaches in the UK to their website. The profiles contain descriptions on the beach and its catchment, and descriptions on how the EA is working with water companies, local authorities, farmers and private land owners. The profiles are new for 2011 and will be

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