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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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Exeter University study – 270 million visits made to English coastlines each year

BlueHealth researchers at Exeter University have conducted research which has revealed that around 270  million recreational visits are made to the English coast annually. The study showed that most people go to the coast for relaxation and social reasons. The majority of the visits – around 12o m in total – were for walking, with or

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Below the surface: 25 years of seafloor litter monitoring in coastal seas of North West Europe

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has released a paper summarising 25 years of research into marine litter on the seafloor across Northern Europe. The research, spanning the period from 1992 to 2017, has revealed changes in what makes up plastic litter in the marine environment over time, with a decrease in

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ICES Newsletter Update – September 2016

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has produced its newsletter for September 2016. The content of the newsletter includes the following: Article on plastics and plankton Interactive ecosystem overview diagrams published online Subjects under spotlight at the Annual Science Conference (ASC) Reflecting on the ecosystem approach for the Arctic More information

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Call for Papers – The Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Tweed Foundation

The Atlantic Salmon Trust and Tweed Foundation are calling for papers for their conference ‘From Headwater to Headland, Improving smelt survival in rivers and estuaries’ to be held from the 14th to 15th March 2017 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Suggested topics include: The impact of predation in freshwater on smolt number Smolt numbers and condition Drivers of

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Coastal Management in North West England – a case study of changing stakeholder dynamics

A big thank you from the North West Coastal Forum to all who took the time to take part in this research! We had a great response and this should really help to move the work of the North West Coastal Forum forward. The research is being conducted by Pamela Buchan, who is doing a Masters degree

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Research in Flood and Coastal Risk Management

The Summer 2013 issue of FCERM Research News is now available and includes articles on current research and development across the Joint Defra/Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk (FCERM) programme.  These include details of projects which have a strong coastal focus, including a report on the trials of ‘geo humps’ for beach stabilization along

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A Profile of Deprivation in Larger English Seaside Destinations, 2007 and 2010

The Office for National Statistics (ONS)  has published a report which provides an analysis, using Indices of Deprivation from 2007 and 2010, of  57 of England’s largest seaside destinations. For the purpose of this study ONS defined a seaside destination as ‘any seaside settlement to which people travel for the beach and associated activities’. Some

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ICES news

ICES, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, has revamped its website and now has on-line monthly newsletters which you can subscribe to. In other ICES news the next ICES Annual Science Conference will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 23–27 September 2013. For more information about the work of ICES and to sign up for

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The Melting Arctic

The rate at which the sea ice in the Arctic is melting is much faster than estimated by earlier predictions. The melting Arctic might impact not only the people living in the region, but also elsewhere in Europe and beyond.  A report on the current research and debate about this topic can be found on the

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