Recognising that local stakeholders are keen to use more of the sediment that is dredged in the Solent beneficially, ABPmer has been commissioned by the Solent Forum to explore opportunities for doing this in the region.
In recent years, an increasing amount of research has been directed towards the idea of enhancing the ecological value of coastal structures.
In November 2016 we hosted a national conference that considered the beneficial use of dredged sediment for habitat restoration or creation.
We have been commissioned by RSPB Scotland to provide the technical design and prepare the associated Environmental Statement for their proposed managed realignment at their Skinflats Reserve on the Firth of Forth.
In 28 July 2017, Members of Essex County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee resolved to approve proposals for the final phase of the RSPB’s landscape-scale habitat creation scheme on Wallasea Island.
ABPmer has teamed up with Capita AECOM to help the Environment Agency undertake a new managed realignment project on the south coast (Southmoor, Langstone Harbour).
Did you know it is now more than 25 years since the first managed realignment was carried out in the UK; the Northey Island project on the Blackwater Estuary in 1991?
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