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Coastal Erosion and Archaeological remains

The erosion of beaches and coasts, often due to aggregate dredging, can lead to the unearthing of significant archaeological remains, with examples from the UK.

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References and Further Reading

Web sites Food and Agriculture Organisation of UN (FAO). Status of world fisheries and aquaculture 2002. Available at: www.fao.org/docrep/005/y7300e/y7300e00.htm MPA News. Available at http://depts.washington.edu/mpanews/issues.html Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution reports available at www.rcep.org.uk/index.htm Academic Articles Cox, C., and Hunt, J.H. (2005) Change in size and abundance of Caribbean spiny lobsters Panulirus argus in a marine […]

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Tidal Power for East Anglia?

Tidal power from the Norfolk coast could be harnessed to generate huge amounts of electricity.

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North Norfolk Dredging Induced Erosion in Eurosion Report

The following is an extract from ‘Living with Coastal Erosion’ — Eurosion Policy Recommendations — December 2003. To see the report in its entirety go to www.eurosion.org/reports-online/reports.html Example Of Coastal Cliff Erosion The municipality of Happisburgh is a located in the county of North Norfolk (UK). Sediments are removed from the cliffs under the action […]

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The Disappearing East Anglian Coast

The history, geology and meteorological events which have shaped the East Anglian coast and the likely impact of global warming.

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USA — Dredging damage in Alabama

Scott Douglas, eminent coastal engineer with the University of Alabama, leaves no doubt as to erosion brought about by dredging. Where this was carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it has dramatically harmed Alabama beaches and necessitated ongoing restoration projects costing the public about $28 million. He maintains that such practices caused […]

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Flawed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies on dredging impact

In addition to that we already have within Marine Dredging Briefing Paper and in the listing of scientific papers from around the world in the Marine Aggregate Dredging section, a new paper further evidences that we have long found, that much of the research on the damage resulting from offshore aggregate dredging (or, as these […]

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CEFAS find no recovery of eco-system damage after offshore dredging

CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science) Once BMAPA and their apologists claimed there was no long term impact on the seabed and its inhabitants from offshore aggregate dredging, stating that the seabed and the ecosystem dependant on it rapidly recovered from marine aggregate dredging. They are on record (on our MARINET video) for […]

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UK study on seabed smothering from dredging

A paper giving insight into the damage created by dredging, specifically the smothering settlement of suspended ‘wash off’ sediments over the seabed, impacting the animals and plants that live on and within it, can be read here. It stresses how animals with delicate feeding or breathing apparatus, e.g. bivalve shellfish, can be intolerant to increased […]

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Pelamis

mechanical snake to extract megawatts from Waves

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UK Infringement on Bathing Waters

The story of our work with the Urban Waste Water Directive

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Meeting the Dredgers

An account of a public meeting in 2005 in Norfolk between the aggregate companies and opponents of aggregate dredging, with details of the evidence presented to that meeting.

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World’s First

Testing centre for wave and tidal energy machines set up in the Orkney Islands

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DIY Dune System

Build your own marram dunes

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Beach and Dune Erosion

Showing the stages of erosion

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Graph of Dune Loss at Winterton-on-Sea

Dune Loss at Winterton-on-Sea from June 2001 to August 2003

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US Installing Underwater Turbines

U.S. Cities Eye Ocean Waves for Power Supplies

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Wastewater and Sewage Treatment

The reasoning, the methodology, terminology and results

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Blue Flags, Blue Flag look-alikes and Jolly Rogers

Just what do those blue flags mean?

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Tidal Turbines

Sea change for tidal power — New underwater turbines could be cheap and eco-friendly

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