Coastal Conservation News

  • Beach Cleanups Energize People Around the Globe

    With sandal-and-swimsuit season right around the corner, policymakers are raising awareness about the problem of beach pollution. Environmental advocates emphasize that volunteers can have a remarkable effect on the health of beaches in their communities. Just ask lawyer and environmentalist Afroz Shah, who led a cleanup of almost 12 million pounds of trash near his home in Mumbai. “I ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Creating ‘Virtual storms’ to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led project will help inform the planning of coastal defences and emergency response. Professor Kevin Horsburgh from the NOC said, “The worst case of coastal flooding ...

  • Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering 2016

    This week the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Exhibition takes place at the Excel Centre in London, UK, from 12-13 October. Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering 2016 is the UK's leading event in presenting global solutions and innovative concepts to professionals working in hard engineering, coastal and river management, subsea engineering and flood risk authorities. The ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • NOAA Awards Tetra Tech $49 Million Coastal Geospatial Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Company a $49 million, indefinite ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • New technology for remotely mapping beaches

    Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology. The depth and pattern of sediment on the floor of the intertidal zones changes daily, yet ...

  • Making the Case for Transit

    Hear how communities have successfully made the case for investment in transit and initiated new service to improve mobility in rural and small metro places, and participate in an engaging, interactive discussion on the return on investment of transit in meeting mobility needs and community and economic development outcomes. Don Masisak, Coastal Regional Commission, served as the session ...

  • Technology partnership to provide vital new information to coastal engineers

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has entered into a two year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Marlan Maritime Technologies Ltd to develop innovative remote sensing services for the survey of intertidal zones. The partnership builds on the existing collaborative R&D between Marlan, the NOC and the University of Liverpool which included a successful ERDF-funded collaboration as ...

  • EPA Releases Scientific Report Showing U.S. Coastal Waters a Mix of Good and Fair Health

    Biological Quality is rated good in 56% of coastal and Great Lakes nearshore waters. Healthy communities of bottom-dwelling macroinvertebrates (such as worms and clams), which are indicators of biological quality, are supported in these waters. Water Quality is rated fair in 48% of coastal and Great Lakes waters and good in 36% when measuring phosphorus, nitrogen, water clarity, chlorophyll a, ...

  • Dutch expert team helps Philippines with coastal protection plan

    Dutch experts will help the Philippines with the development of a sustainable coastal protection strategy to reduce flood risks for the cities of Tacloban and adjacent Palo in the Philippines.This should make the country more resilient to hurricanes. Tacloban is an important strategic location for the prosperity of the Philippines. It is a regional trading hub and a centre for commerce, industry ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Invitation: Building with Nature Congress 2015

    On November 11, 2015 Ecoshape is organizing the conference 'Building the Future'. Wetlands International is co-organising workshop 2 on mangrove restoration. Be inspired by the latest developments on Building with Nature and register now! Speakers Tineke Netelenbos (Wadden Sea Ports), Henk Ovink (Water Envoy) and Roeland Hillen (HWBP2) give their vision on Building with ...


    By Wetlands International

  • How to improve the efficiency of public participation processes in coastal management

    Public participation in developing coastal management plans can have numerous benefits, such as augmenting expert information with local knowledge and building trust, a new study has confirmed; however, challenges remain, say the researchers. They use the experiences of 10 case studies to make a series of recommendations regarding how to improve the efficiency of the process. Public ...

  • Seaweed could effectively monitor metal pollution in coastal waters

    Seaweed may prove to be a valuable tool to monitor metal pollution in coastal waters, new research has found. Spiral wrack seaweed (Fucus spiralis), which is common to rocky coastlines across western Europe, was found to contain concentrations of metals that rose and fell in line with concentrations in the surrounding seawater. This makes it a good candidate for inclusion in the European ...

  • From WCDRR Sendai: Eco-DRR Report – Saturday 14 March

    Strong calls today for wise investments in disaster prevention and preparedness and for nature-based-solutions as alternatives to hard infrastructure. Invite to tomorrow's events: 'Practical experiences from an integrated approach ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA, NOAA disapprove Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have disapproved the state of Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program because it does not sufficiently protect salmon streams and landslide-prone areas from logging impacts or reduce runoff from forest roads built before 1971. All coastal states that participate in the ...

  • Mangroves counter impacts global warming

    Coastal belts of mangroves contribute to security by reducing the impacts of severe storms and cyclones, provide food and building materials, and are essential habitats for a large number of animal species, in particular several commercially important fish species. Listen to a ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Mangroves Provide Measurable Risk Reduction Benefit to Coastal Communities from Storm Waves and Flooding

    Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom, 6 November, 2014: A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of mangroves in coastal defence has been widely promoted since the tsunami that struck South-East Asia in 2004. Yet, the level of protection provided by mangroves has been subject to debate. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA Protects Louisiana Coastal Waters

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2,502,401 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana to improve coastal wetlands in Louisiana. The project will create 300 acres of barrier marsh and nourish 130 acres of developing marsh near Bayou Moreau using dredged material from the Gulf of Mexico. This project is funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, ...

  • The Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc. Receives $270,566 to Increase Awareness and Action on Gulf Issues

    The U.S. EPA Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc. (Weeks Bay) has received a $270,566 through a cooperative agreement for the project “A Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training Initiative.” This project will be directed under the leadership of Michael Shelton, Coastal Training Program Coordinator of Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc. “The Gulf of Mexico ...

  • ULI Developing in the Caribbean

    Join us in Miami to discuss coastal tourism and urban development issues in the Caribbean. www.caribbeanconference.uli.org The Urban Land Institute is a 32,000 member non-profit, international professional organization. This conference, to be held in Miami next September, is organized by the South East Florida / Caribbean District ...

  • Haiti`s World Environment Day

    A transformative UNEP field project in Haiti - aimed at establishing sustainable economic opportunities in agroforestry and reducing threats to Haiti's last remaining primary forests, the Macaya National Park - will be an additional priority for UNEP in Haiti, announced UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner as he toured the country with President Michel Joseph ...


    By US Department of Energy

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