Month: August 2020

Consultation on Marine Renewables

A call for evidence has been launched by the government which will examine how the UK can build back greener through marine renewable projects across the country. Building on the recent consultation on the fourth round of the successful Contracts for Difference auction, this call for evidence is asking how government can support marine energy projects, such… Read more »

MMO Marine Planning Newsletter

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) creates an enewsletter with updates and information on the progress of marine planning around England. As planning progresses in the North West you can be notified of progress and updates through this enewsletter, such as the Consultation summary for the Draft North West (North East, South East and South West)… Read more »

RNLI Local Ambassador Scheme

Could your local coastal business be a RNLI Local Ambassador? Can they share life saving and water safety messages with the community? The RNLI Local Ambassador scheme is encouraging coastal businesses to share lifesaving and other important water safety messages with the local community. Sharing information like the ‘Beach Safety Campaign Poster’ and spreading this… Read more »

Apply to join the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council!

Apply to join the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council! The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council helps develop World Oceans Day into a unique opportunity to connect and unite youth and others around our blue planet, with the focus on action for a healthier ocean and more sustainable society. For more information about the… Read more »

Marine Futures North West Internship Programme

The North West Wildlife Trusts is seeking an intern for the Marine Futures North West Programme. The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Intern will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field… Read more »

Great Global Nurdle Hunt Results Now Out

The results of the Great Global Nurdle Hunt 2020 are now out. Between the 13-22 March this year, more than 1000 volunteers from 28 countries, across all 7 continents, took part in the #GreatGlobalNurdleHunt. During this week long survey, nurdle hunters spent over 1200 hours scouring beaches, coastlines and riverbanks for nurdles. A total of… Read more »

Wanted – old and new photos of Puffins with fish

Project Puffin is asking for help in sourcing photos of puffins carrying fish in their beaks as part of RSPB’s Project Puffin. As you know, Puffins are in trouble.  Changing food availability, related to climate change, is thought to be one of the main reasons. Project Puffin can use photos of puffins carrying fish to… Read more »

New Round of Robin Rigg Community Fund Opens

Solway Firth Partnership is once again running the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2021 on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund, provided by RWE Renewables, is available to community groups and organisations in the eligible Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate change… Read more »

World Oceans Day 2020 Annual Report Published

The worldwide movement for a sustainable society and a healthy blue planet continued to grow for World Oceans Day 2020 in spite of the global pandemic. Thanks to the involvement of diverse partners, sponsors, youth, and other leaders, this year the World Oceans Day Team helped to activate, connect, and demonstrate global action for our… Read more »

National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

The National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy sets out a vision of a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100. This Strategy describes what needs to be done by all risk management authorities in England involved in flood and coastal erosion risk… Read more »