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WireWall – a new approach to coastal wave hazard measurements

WireWall – a new approach to coastal wave hazard measurements

A new collaborative NERC-funded research project, led by the National Oceanography Centre and HR Wallingford, is taking a low-cost instrument previously used to measure waves in the open ocean, and converting it into an easily relocatable overtopping measurement system  – WireWall – that can more confidently assess coastal overtopping hazards, and so help to optimise

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North West Coastal Access Update

Natural England have produced their monthly update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. A very short summary is below but there is much more detail in the newsletter which can be downloaded below: Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51 km) – STAGE 5: ‘OPEN’ Stretch 3: Gretna to

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The Shape of the North West Coast Conference – 12 & 13 June, Southport

Book by 25th May. The North West & North Wales Coastal Group and the North West Regional Monitoring Programme are holding a ‘Shape of the North West Coast’ conference on the 12th and 13th June  2018 in Southport. This free, 2 day event aims to bring together all those with an interest in coastal risk management

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Past event – Coastal Challenge Summit, 24th April, London

Update – the workshop has taken place and a summary report will be produced. The Coastal Partnerships Network, working the Coastal Communities Alliance and the LGA Coastal Special Interest Group, is hosting a Coastal Challenge Event on 24th April, in London. The North West Coastal Forum, through our involvement on the CPN Committee, is involved in

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Coastal Communities Fund Round 5 Opens

On 26th February DCLG announced the opening of a new £40 million round of Coastal Communities Fund funding in England to support the economic development of coastal communities. The new funding is available for spend between April 2019 and March 2021. Projects should be over £50000 and lead to economic growth and regeneration as well

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Coastal Access Updates – including consultation on objections re Gretna to Allonby stretch

Natural England has published an update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. Importantly the Gretna to Allonby stretch is at ‘determination stage’ with a decision by the Secretary of State expected in late 2017. Currently the independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State is inviting comments  by  midnight on 17th July on

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Capturing Our Coast News – December 2016

The Capturing Our Coast (CoCoast) project, a UK based citizen science shore recording project has published a newsletter for December 2016 which looks forward to spring and the rest of 2017. The newsletter highlights the success of their recent ‘Spermwatch surveys’ which will continue into next year. New opportunities are highlighted such as taking part

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Closed – 4th North West Awards for Coastal Excellence (NW ACE)

Closes 16th September. Is your coastal work ACE? Are you a community group or an organisation carrying out work on the North West coast? Do you know someone whose work on the coast has inspired you? If so consider entering your project or that special person for this year’s awards! NW ACE is award scheme

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Save the date: Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum 2016 – 9th & 10th November, Durham

This year’s Coastal Partnerships Network Forum will take place in Durham on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November. The venue is the historic Town Hall in the centre of Durham, close to the Durham World Heritage Site. The event will include a field visit to the Durham Heritage Coast to discuss a range of coastal

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Consultation: England Coast Path from Gretna to Allonby: comment on proposals

Closes 19th September 2016, 5 p.m. Natural England is inviting comments on proposals for coastal access between Gretna and Allonby on the Cumbrian coast. A report was submitted to the Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on 25th July setting out the proposals and Natural England are

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