The dynamic and changeable shores of our estuaries and coasts are highly valuable for the ecological, social and economic benefits they provide. Across much of the world, though, they are under pressure from past and present human activities or the consequences of sea level rise and climate change. In response, a wide range of coastal restoration and habitat creation measures have been undertaken in many countries.
We are recognised leaders in applying techniques for creating, restoring and protecting these vulnerable habitats. We design managed realignments, sediment recharges and other projects that work with natural processes to provide sensitive, sustainable and valuable solutions.
We have provided scientific advice and tailor-made solutions to high profile UK projects including Defra’s Allfleet’s Marsh managed realignment and the adjacent RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast project in Essex. We also designed the recent Medmerry managed realignment on the south coast of England - Europe's largest open coast managed realignment project.
ABPmer recognises that it is vital for coastal managers and other specialists to be informed about the lessons learned from completed schemes. We therefore develop and maintain the only publicly available online interactive database of information on OMREG (www.omreg.net) and regularly run national seminars to share information.
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