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Bird Aware Solent Recruiting - deadline 19th November

Posted 06/11/2017 11:37

The job advert for two new permanent Rangers for Bird Aware Solent is now live, with a closing date of 19th November.

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Land Rover BAR install the UK's first Seabin

Posted 13/10/2017 11:43

Land Rover BAR have partnered with Seabin Pty to install the UK's first Seabin on the pontoon of the team's base in Portsmouth. The Seabin, an automated rubbish collection device, will sit alongside 1,000 oysters housed in protected cages on the dock, introduced as part of a scientific project and launched in 2015.

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Turning the plastic tide

Posted 14/09/2017 08:22

The Isle of Wight Council is working with volunteers and recycling company, TerraCycle, to recycle rigid plastic from Island beaches. Thanks to an innovative project, the waste collected from beaches on the Island is now being given a second life in the form of shampoo bottles made from up to 25 per cent recycled beach plastic; as well as recycled benches, waste bins and watering cans.

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Recording Mesolithic Wood

Posted 07/09/2017 08:49

On Tuesday 12th September the Maritime Archaeology Trust is running a special session on learning how to record the Mesolithic wood recovered from the submerged settlement site at Bouldnor Cliff! The session will take place 10-4pm at the National Oceanography Centre's core store in Southampton.

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The Great British Beach Clean seeks volunteers

Posted 24/08/2017 11:45

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event from 15th to 18th September.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Arrives

Posted 21/08/2017 11:48

Britain's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth on 16th August.

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Langstone Harbour Coastal Restoration Project

Posted 28/07/2017 09:53

The Environment Agency are to undertake a new managed realignment project at Southmoor, Langstone Harbour. This project will involve building a new seawall at the back of the site and placing a breach in the old seawall to allow the sea to flow gently into the site on each tide.

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