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Artecology Ltd nominated Innovation Award Finalist

Artecology Ltd has been nominated one of the Innovation Award Finalists of the Big Biodiversity Challenge 2018. Wightlink, working with Arc and consulting marine ecologists ABPMER, were looking for an opportunity to extend habitat mitigation work into net gain and long-term biological enhancement with respect to their application for upgraded port facilities at Fishbourne Ferry Terminal, Isle of Wight. Artecology Ltd proposed and designed an artificial rookpool installation.

Posted 02/08/2018 12:00

"Beachbuoy" - Southern Water's release reporting pilot scheme

Southern Water has developed an in-house release reporting system which will upload release notifications for Langstone and Chichester Harbours to the company's website. It is called Beachbuoy and is now live.

Posted 31/07/2018 09:58

Water Environment Grant

A new GBP 27 million scheme to improve the water environment across England has been jointly launched by Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency. The Water Environment Grant scheme will provide GBP 9 million each year over the next three years to applicants applying for funding to restore local eco-systems and deliver substantial benefits to people and the environment. View at:

Posted 20/04/2018 15:05

Natural England publish 12 draft and five formal Conservation Advice packages

Natural England have published 12 draft and five formal Conservation Advice packages for Marine Protected Areas in English waters. This includes consultation for the draft Solent and Isle of Wight Lagoons SAC (UK0017073). They are inviting comment on the draft packages only from 28th March to 20th June. View at:

Posted 20/04/2018 15:04

Conservation Advice packages videos

Natural England has produced a series of explanatory videos to help navigate and understand its Conservation Advice packages for Marine Protected Areas, view at:

Posted 20/04/2018 15:03

What a lot of nurdles...

Georgie Siddle - Harbour Ranger

Posted 01/09/2017 10:03

Conservation Advice Packages uploaded to DSS - 13/4/17

From 31st March 2017 interactive Conservation Advice packages for 56 English marine protected areas (MPAs) will be available on the Designated Sites System (DSS), including Solent Maritime SAC and Portsmouth Harbour SPA.

Posted 13/04/2017 11:20

The Plastic Tide - 23/3/17

The Plastic Tide is growing by 8 million metric tonnes a year. A project has been established to harness cutting edge drone and algorithm technology to create an open source map of the plastic pollution problem, in the UK and beyond.

Posted 23/03/2017 13:12

Riverine Litter Monitoring Network - 27/1/17

The Riverine Litter Monitoring Network, part of the RIMMEL project, is inviting people to join the Network. You can find more information on the RIMMEL project website (

Posted 27/01/2017 10:21

How to assess the impact of your activity in estuarine (transitional) and coastal waters for the Water Framework Directive (WFD)

In December, government published 'How to assess the impact of your activity in estuarine (transitional) and coastal waters for the Water Framework Directive (WFD)'. View at

Posted 20/01/2017 13:41

Stakeholder Engagements in MPAs

The Environmental Audit Committee is exploring how effectively stakeholders have been engaged in the designation and implementation of the first two tranches of Marine Protected Areas. See

Posted 20/01/2017 13:42

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