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Coastal Challenge Summit, 24th April, London

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 the planning and delivery of this important and innovative event which will, for the

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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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Digital Skills Programme Launched by Google to Benefit Coastal Tourism

Google has launched a new digital skills programme which aims to help boost tourism at the seaside which is part of the Government’s new Digital Strategy and Digital Skills Partnership. The Google digital skills partnership includes the British Hospitality Association, National Coastal Tourism Academy and UKinbound.. The programme aims to provide digital communication and advertising skills

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Open: Inquiry into the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum. Issues include the future of funding for biodiversity and agri-environment schemes, the likely changes in the devolved administration, and the role that managed rewilding can play in conservation and restoration. The inquiry is still currently open and

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National Flood Resilience Review Published

The Government’s National Flood Resilience Review has recently been published. The review includes: £12.5 million for new temporary defences, such as barriers and high volume pumps, at seven strategic locations around the country. By this winter, the Environment Agency (EA) will have four times more temporary barriers than last year. Utility companies’ commitment to increase flood protection

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Closed – Survey on Annual Fisheries Statistics by MMO

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have launched a survey to help fisheries statistics meet the needs of those who use them. The survey aims to collect views of the people who use the statistics which will include questions regarding imports and exports of fish products and the survey will also inform users about the structure and

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Marine Noise Registry Launched by JNCC and Defra

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Defra have launched the Marine Noise Registry (MNR) which will aim to record human activities in UK seas which produce a frequency between a range of 1oHz and 10kHz. The MNR will primarily be used to collect location and date data on noisy activities during development phases and

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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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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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Updating the Cost of Storm and Flood Events

By reflecting on the cost of storms which affected England and Wales from winter 2013 to 2014, the Environment Agency has been able to update their rapid cost calculator which aims to provide a better estimation of the economic and financial costs of future storm events. The best cost estimate from the winter of 2013 to 2014 was

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