The COAST-R Network is part funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and DEFRA under their Resilient Coastal Communities and Seas programme and is part of a £14.8M investment in place-based research projects aiming to enhance resilience, wellbeing and sustainability across the UK. Cross-UK project partners Headed by Professor Briony McDonagh at the University of […]

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In May, the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries Apex Predators Program began its NOAA-funded International Science initiative, partnering with seven UK-based organisations and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to study potential climate-driven shifts in migratory corridors and stock identification of blue sharks in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.   […]

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Championing Coastal Coordination – 2024/2025 – online seminar The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 2024/2025 Championing Coastal Coordination (3C’s) funding round is now open. This is the final confirmed round of funding for the 3C’s. The Environment Agency will be hosting an online Question and Answers seminar at 14.00 on Friday 7th June. The […]

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As part of the UK government’s Levelling Up initiative island communities around the UK will see a distribution of £4.6 million funding go towards vital transport links, helping to support local jobs and grow the economy. A further £3 million also awarded to Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre – the world’s first and leading wave […]

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The government has announced £11.5m extra funding to boost tree planting, habitat restoration and flood management across England through the Water Environment Improvement Fund. Projects to be funded this year include: The Limestone Becks River Restoration project in Lincolnshire, which will provide improved habitats for wildlife from water voles to invertebrates; Phase II of The York […]

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Championing Coastal Coordination – 2024/2025 Funding round is open The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 2024/2025 Championing Coastal Coordination (3C’s) funding round is now open. This is the final confirmed round of funding for the 3C’s. We appreciate everyone is busy, but we look forward to seeing your submissions. The funding round will be […]

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A significant international collaboration to support peatland restoration in the North Pennines National Landscape has been  announced by German environmental association, the Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU). The €1.1 million investment will be used to restore valuable peatlands in the North Pennines, helping to promote better global climate regulation. Healthy peatlands are vital for […]

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Groups of farmers will be offered support to work together to store water and protect against the impact of drought through a new fund launched by the government today (Monday 22 April). The £1.6 million fund will be used by farmers to investigate different methods to manage water in their area. Projects could include multi-farm […]

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