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Annex C: Examples of Coastal Partnership Achievements

Education and awareness raising:

  • Thanet programme of coastal events and activities: helping people to learn about and appreciate the special nature of this environment. In summer 2006, over 1,700 people attended a variety of events (Thanet Coast Project).

  • Cliffe Pools Safari fun day: an event including mini beast hunts, pond dipping, renewable fun, Wish Fish, displays and entertainment. Held in both 2005 and 2006, a real success with over 700 people attending each event. (Thames Estuary Partnership).

  • Ancient Environments of the Whitstable foreshore: introducing a different element to the coast, an event looking at the fossils to be found along the North Kent coast. Attended by over 500 people in 2005, this event was supported with a free waterproof guide. (Kent Coastal Network).

  • Kent Coast Fact Sheets: a suite of 10 information sheets, providing facts and figures for the Kent coast on: biodiversity; coastal management; coastal towns; fisheries; ICZM; marine and coastal litter; offshore renewable energy; ports; tourism; and water quality. These sheets are available to download from the Kent Coastal Network website. (Kent Coastal Network).

Developing a dedicated Forum website and coastal portal as a gateway to coastal management in North West England. (North West Coastal Forum)

Severn Estuary Gateway website (Severn Estuary Partnership)

A seminar on offshore renewable energy entitled ‘Throwing caution to the Wind?’ (North West Coastal Forum)

Development and publication of ‘Strategic Guidance for the Solent’ (1997). (Hampshire County Council)

Progression of five truly integrated Flagship Projects, (Solent Information Network, Solent Environment and Access Initiative, State of the Solent, Solent Outreach, and Solent Science Conference) Key publications arising from the Flagship Projects including the ‘State of the Solent Report’, the proceedings of the ‘Solent Science Conference’ ; the Solent Fact File; Explore the Solent Leaflet; Solent News Newsletter, and the Marine Consents Guide. (Hampshire County Council)

Activities surveys: e.g. impacts of commercial shore crab gathering (Dart); Area Recreation survey (Tamar); Mooring survey (Stour & Orwell); MCS ‘Adopt a Beach’ litter surveys (UK-wide). (Marine Conservation Society)

Wildlife and heritage surveys: E.g. basking sharks (Solway Shark Watch); coastal archaeological survey (Clyde); South Devon Seal

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