Recent estimates indicate that of all the concrete currently being used in construction projects across Greater London, 50% uses sand and gravel sourced from marine aggregate reserves in UK waters.
We have created an online story-map describing coastal change along the Pagham (West Sussex) shoreline. Specialists in our Data Team have used ArcGIS Online mapping software to integrate text, pictures, videos and maps in a way that allows the story to unfold.
We are pleased to announce an update to our OMREG database that outlines all existing managed realignment and regulated tidal exchange schemes in the UK.
Swansea West Pier is located near to the Tawe Barrage in Swansea Bay. The pier structure is in a visibly poor condition and has suffered structural failure in several locations following recent winter storms but is currently safe following emergency repair work.
A Marine Safety Management System, or MSMS, is one of the 10 key compliance measures required under the Port Marine Safety Code.
Flooding and infrastructure damage caused by extreme waves and water levels are of growing concern around the UK coastline. Projects to improve coastal defences in response to sea level rise are reliant on predictions of these extreme waves and water levels, for both the present day and future epochs.
Seaweeds play a key role in nearshore marine ecosystems contributing to important ecosystem processes and services. In particular, as primary producers, seaweeds provide an important source of food and organic matter to nearshore ecosystems as well as habitat for a wide range of other plants and animals.
It is recognised that having high quality, up-to-date marine data for a port or harbour area is essential to ensure safe and efficient operations whilst simultaneously improving our knowledge of the condition of the marine environment.
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