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Coastal Revival Fund Launched - deadline 5 July

Posted 24/05/2018 11:13

The Coastal Revival Fund is a £1 million fund to support the restoration of some of the nation’s most iconic and best-loved coastal architecture.

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Government launches microplastics research to protect oceans - 4/5/18

Posted 17/05/2018 11:35

A new research project analysing the impact of tyres and clothing on the marine environment has been launched by the Government.

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Secrets of the Solent project - Recruiting

Posted 23/04/2018 14:46

The Hants & Wight Wildlife Trust have been successful in securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Secrets of the Solent project. They are now looking to recruit two new members of staff.

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'Secrets of the Solent' Wins HLF Funding

Posted 17/04/2018 15:04

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £640,300 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to deliver an exciting programme called ‘Secrets of the Solent’.

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Southern Water launches Plastics Policy

Posted 26/03/2018 16:17

Southern Water has launched a plastics policy to help ensure the company, its employees, suppliers and customers reduce plastic waste wherever possible.

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Ocean plastic could treble in decade

Posted 21/03/2018 13:22

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to treble in a decade unless litter is curbed, the new Future of the Seas report has warned. Plastics is just one issue facing the world's seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution, it says.

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Chichester Harbour Microplastic Survey - 14th March

Posted 26/02/2018 11:25

On 14 March 2018, with the help of volunteers, a beach survey is going to be conducted for microplastics in 20 locations around the entrance to Chichester Harbour. The aim will be to take samples from a number of areas across the inter-tidal zone in order to provide information about the extent and location of the microplastics in this internationally important location. The survey will last from 9.30 in the morning to around 2.30 in the afternoon.

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New Investment at the The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Posted 21/02/2018 10:31

Details of how The National Museum of the Royal Navy is to invest almost £33million in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the wider city over the next two years have been unveiled.

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Eling Wharf Acquired by ABP

Posted 29/01/2018 12:13

Eling Wharf has been acquired by ABP Southampton. The 41 acre site, which sits adjacent to the A35 and is predominantly used for storage, is currently home to 24 tenants running a variety of businesses.

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Marine Conservation Grants – Applications Invited

Posted 15/02/2018 12:39

If you are planning a marine conservation project, you may be eligible to apply for a grant from Sea-Changers. They give a number of small grants (generally under £1,000) and tend to support grass roots and community based projects.

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Southampton Historians Launch Map of Tudor Trading Routes

Posted 29/01/2018 11:48

Historians at the University of Southampton have, for the first time, visually represented the complex and sophisticated nature of merchant trading routes and maritime ports operating during the late medieval and Tudor periods.

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A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment

Posted 11/01/2018 14:49

Defra has published its 25 Year Environment Plan.

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