To coincide with World Wetlands Day, ABPmer has unveiled its recently redesigned coastal habitat creation and restoration website, OMREG (Online Marine Register) (www.omreg.net)
OMREG is an online searchable database of implemented coastal habitat creation and restoration schemes mainly in North West Europe but increasingly further afield. Each scheme entry includes the what, why, where and how of each project together with photos, design drawings and other media where available.
The new OMReg website has a modern layout, improved search function and now allows users to add unlisted schemes directly to the database as well as to download project information held in the database itself. Colin Scott, habitat creation specialist at ABPmer said, “The Online Marine Register (OMReg) was first launched in 2005 as a central collection point for coastal managed realignment schemes in Northwest Europe. Since that time it has grown to encompass other techniques and currently holds over 160 completed schemes.
“We have listened to users and increased the functionality of the website. You can still find all the information you depended on before. It is just easier and faster to do so with the added advantage that anyone can add a scheme located anywhere in the world.”
ABPmer is a recognised authority in working with nature having designed some of the largest in Europe. But the company also recognises that it is important for coastal managers, engineers and other specialists to learn from completed schemes. It therefore developed and maintains OMREG and regularly runs national seminars to share information.