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Report on the November 2007 North Sea Surge — More Norfolk Coastline Loss

Normally one does not expect North Sea Surges to appear before the end of February. But already we have already experienced one at the end of September and another now a far worse one on 9th November 2007.

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Tidal Power for the UK — the Severn Estuary debate

Should we be building tidal barrages, tidal lagoons or marine current turbines in the Severn estuary and around UK coasts? Which technology is best, offering cost-efficient and reliable electricity generation and an acceptable environmental impact? This article looks at the facts and myths in this important debate.

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Tidal News for MARINET — How will the Commission report?

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) aims to report on its tidal power studies early in October 2007.

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Why are our Beaches eroding? — Coastal Zone ’07 paper

‘Coastal Zone 07’ was held at Portland, Oregon, from July 22nd to July 26th 2007 to discuss a wide range of coastal concerns. 920 delegates representing 16 countries attended. One session was devoted to the topic ‘Why are our beaches eroding?’ As this is very pertinent to our campaign, with the permission of Professor Vincent May, we have reproduced it in full.

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MARINET member explains storm sewage problem at Whitburn

from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) being used by Northumbrian Water to avoid the building of properly sized rainwater and foul water sewers, and adequate sewage treatment works.

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Marine Reserves in New Zealand

The story of how the global Marine Reserves movement was born in New Zealand, its progress in that country in the protection of fisheries and biodiversity, and the current aspiration to set aside 30% of New Zealand’s seas as marine reserves within the 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Press Release – British Bathing Waters

UK Government concealing serious health risks.

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Technological Advance in Generating Electricity from Tides

Significant developments announced in the technology for generating electricity from tides and tidal currents in the UK.

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A Response to DEFRA

Here is MARINET’s correspondence with DEFRA concerning ‘Bathing Water Newsletter’ detailing the implementation of the forthcoming revised 2006/7/EC Bathing Waters Directive.

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Hallsands — hype and facts

When BBC first broadcast the superb ‘Coast’ programme, which did much to portray the value and wonders of our coastline, they included the story of Hallsands, that delightful Devon Village destroyed in 1917 by dredging. But subsequently …

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Beach Recharge

Is this policy destroying our beaches and wasting our money?

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Climate Change and the Marine Environment Nov 06

Report of the Coastal Futures conference

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Wave & Tidal Power in the Severn?

“best prospect is tidal current turbines” — Barry & Vale FoE contribute to the debate

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Dredging Statistics for 2005

Details of the amounts of marine aggregate dredged offshore during 2005.

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Wave & Tidal Technology Symposium

Organised in Bristol, 13th July 2006, by the Renewable Energy Association

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Wave Hub — test site for Cornwall

A test site for wave power devices is proposed off the north Cornish coast has met with some alarmist press comment.

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Norway’s Statkraft optimistic on marine current turbines

Norwegian firm Statkraft says subaquatic sea tide-harnessing machines could in future provide 3% of the EU’s electricity.

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The Ecosytem-based Approach : Its use in the selection and management of Marine Reserves

We provide here a guide to the principles of the ecosystem approach to marine management, and how this approach develops criteria which may be iused in the selection and management of marine reserves.

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A Guideline as to the Principles of Marine Reserves and the Eco-system Approach for their Management

A guide to the principles of the eco-system approach to marine management and how to select and manage marine reserves.

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A Layman’s Guide to Marine Reserves

An explanation as to why we need marine reserves and how we establish them.

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