Three new environmental handbooks set out best practice for coastal restoration projects. Three new environmental handbooks that set out guidance for the first time of how to carry out best practice estuarine and coastal habitat creation projects across the UK and Ireland have been published. The handbooks provide practical guidance on restoring and creating estuarine […]

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Restoration potential maps have been developed to provide a national ‘high level’ indication of where intertidal and subtidal seagrass, native oysters and saltmarsh could potentially be restored based on some key physical attributes. The maps are accessible on the Coastal Data Explorer portal hosted by the Rivers Trust that is being developed as part of […]

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The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently going through the process of marine planning for English marine waters. During consultations, stakeholders expressed a desire for a national dataset to be developed to identify sites suitable for coastal and marine habitat creation or restoration. ABPmer were commissioned to help develop such a dataset and identify which […]

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A generalisable integrated natural capital methodology for targeting investment in coastal defence Katrina Davis & colleagues Coastal ecosystems, such as saltmarsh, produce a range of ecosystem services that underpin human well-being. In the UK, and globally, saltmarsh extent and quality is declining due to coastal squeeze, deteriorating water quality, and agricultural activities. Here, we develop […]

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