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LiCCO Study Site

The Exe Estuary is home to around 180,000 people and is an important site for wildlife, transport, tourism, recreation and commercial shellfisheries. Within the estuary the LiCCo project aims to help local communities, businesses and organisations understand, plan and prepare for a changing coastline as a result of climate change, increasing sea level rise and erosion.  This…

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Sea Defence Inspections with Max!

19 Nov

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Lessons from the 2010 floods on the Atlantic coast (Xynthia) and in the Var

11 Sep

Two natural disasters that occurred in 2010 are etched into our memories because of their
dramatic consequences.
Storm Xynthia reached the French coast during the night of 27-28 February 2010,
causing sudden and extensive marine flooding. The human toll was very heavy: 29 deaths concentrated
in La Faute-sur-Mer in the Vendée and 12 deaths in Charente-Maritime.

The Good The Bad and the Ugly – Habitat Regulations Assessment at Dawlish Warren

18 May

Contributing to LiCCo Work Package 3.2 ‘Influencing policy at a local, national and International level’ the following paper describes the ‘Good, The Bad and the Ugly impacts of the Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) at Dawlish Warren’ as applied as part of the proposed works for the Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme. The views expressed are personal and based on practitioner experience and reflect upon the principles of the HRA process rather than specific technical detail. They are written with the intent to further debate and learning through shared experience and do not reflect the views or responsibilities of any organisation.

State of the Exe 2014

10 Mar

The 2014 State of the Exe Estuary was prepared by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) to provide easy access to the information available on the current status of the Exe Estuary.

Using this information it is possible to see how the Estuary has changed in the past, and to describe its present condition. The report highlights the changing pressures, natural processes, varied uses and quality of the Estuary, and how they interact with each other. Equipped with this information, stakeholders of the Estuary will have a good understanding of the potential long-term consequences of their current actions and can make more informed decisions, which will benefit the Estuary and its users.

Exe Heritage Leaflet

9 Mar

A guide to heritage on the Exe Estuary, from the 1200’s to the 20th Century. Maps, photographs and historical paintings illustrate the rich history of the Exe Estuary and how storms have affected the area through the ages.

This leaflet is available from the Exe Estuary Management Partnership: exeestua@devon.gov.uk

LiCCo A-level Learning Pack

9 Mar

Following on from the successful primary and secondary learning packs, our A Level Geography learning and teaching programme, published in February 2015, provides both continuity and progression with these existing resources. It has been designed with a number of key objectives in mind. As a relevant and comprehensive case study of the impact of physical and human coastal processes, the implications of climate change and environmental management responses it will contribute to delivering a wide range of ‘Coasts’ content requirements across all examination specifications. Secondly, it has been written in the form of a research task involving fieldwork to investigate a hypothesis which can be used both to model the research process required for individual enquiries or be used as a whole group exercise if desired. The investigation is entirely self-supporting and so offers teachers considerable flexibility in terms of its use. For example, students could work through the investigation independently or alternatively teachers may wish to deliver some of the programme in a more formal and structured way.

Above all the LiCCo team hopes that this new resource will assist you in your teaching to enable young people to understand the key issues surrounding coastal change and to appreciate the process by which coastal managers respond to the challenges which arise in the short, medium and long term. The coastal managers of tomorrow are studying A Level Geography today.

We would be delighted to hear feedback from you after using these resources, so please get in touch using the contact details below.

Important Information for schools wishing to visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve:
Please be aware that Dawlish Warren NNR is a highly protected and sensitive site for wildlife. Teignbridge District Council welcome schools that wish to visit, but would ask that you let them know when you intend to visit (01626 863980) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or their management work on site. The site rangers offer an education service to primary, secondary and university groups studying the site. Thank you.

CONTACT INFO: For a copy of the A level DVD please contact the Exe Estuary Officer at exeestua@devon.gov.uk

Coastal Change Community Engagement Toolkit

19 Jan

Coming soon… a toolkit to guide you through raising understanding and awareness on coastal change in affected communities and involve them in discussions and actions to adapt to these changes.

LiCCo International Conference – Presentations (translated versions)

3 Oct

The LiCCo International Conference took place on 18th September, in Poole, UK. All the presentations from the day are available here in their TRANSLATED version:

1. Keynote speech – Peter Nixon (National Trust), Michel Peltier (Conservatoire du Littoral)
2. Introduction to LiCCo – Nick Lyness (Environment Agency)
3. Communicating Coastal and Climate Change Messages to Communities – Elli MacDonald (National Trust), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
4. LiCCo Education Package – David Weatherly (Education Consultant)
5. The Views and Experiences of our Stakeholders – Eric Delaforcade (Communauté de Communes de Montmartin-sur-Mer), Anne Jansens (Commune de Fermanville), Pierre Aubril (Communauté de Communes baie de Cotentin), Guillaume Goodwin (DREAL Basse-Normandie), Arnaud Gruet (Direction Départementale des Territoires et de la Mer de la Seine-Maritime (DDTM 76), Ian Brown (Swanage Town Council)
6. French Study Partner Review – Guillaume Deniaud (Conservatoire du Littoral), Amadou Diaw (CeRREV-University of Caen), Suzanne Noel (University of Caen), Emmanual Caillot (Réserves Naturelles de France), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
7. Engaging with Young People – Jane Lavick (Environment Agency)
8. Legacy and Next Steps – Tony Flux (National Trust), Régis Leymarie (Conservatoire du Littoral)

LiCCo International Conference – Presentations (original language versions)

29 Sep

All the presentations from the day are available here in their ORIGINAL LANGUAGE version:

1. Keynote speech – Peter Nixon (National Trust), Michel Peltier (Conservatoire du Littoral)
2. Introduction to LiCCo – Nick Lyness (Environment Agency)
3. Communicating Coastal and Climate Change Messages to Communities – Elli MacDonald (National Trust), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
4. LiCCo Education Package – David Weatherly (Education Consultant)
5. The Views and Experiences of our Stakeholders – Eric Delaforcade (Communauté de Communes de Montmartin-sur-Mer), Anne Jansens (Commune de Fermanville), Pierre Aubril (Communauté de Communes baie de Cotentin), Guillaume Goodwin (DREAL Basse-Normandie), Arnaud Gruet (Direction Départementale des Territoires et de la Mer de la Seine-Maritime (DDTM 76), Ian Brown (Swanage Town Council)
6. French Study Partner Review – Guillaume Deniaud (Conservatoire du Littoral), Amadou Diaw (CeRREV-University of Caen), Suzanne Noel (University of Caen), Emmanual Caillot (Réserves Naturelles de France), Julie Pagny (Conservatoire du Littoral)
7. Engaging with Young People – Jane Lavick (Environment Agency)
8. Legacy and Next Steps – Tony Flux (National Trust), Régis Leymarie (Conservatoire du Littoral)

LiCCo Secondary School Learning Pack

1 Jul

Launched at teacher training days in June 2014 and developed by the former Devon County schools Geography advisor these inspiring learning enquiries develop further understanding of the concepts introduced in the primary pack, and are aimed for use by Key Stage 3-4 pupils. All the resources (maps, forms, photos, film clips, data etc) required to deliver the programme in the clasroom are included on a supporting DVD. The pack contains the following enquiries :-
1. How can flood risk and habitat change be managed most effectively in the Exe Estuary ?
2.What coastal processes are occurring at Dawlish Warren and how can they be most effectively managed in the future ?
3.Why does the Parish Council at Starcross want people in the village to develop more of a Dutch mentality?
4. Brownsea Island – when is doing nothing actually doing something ?
5. How do people benefit from Studland Bay ?
6. How is Studland Bay likely to change in the future ?

Important Information for schools wishing to visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve.

Please be aware that Dawlish Warren NNR is a highly protected and sensitive site for wildlife. Teignbridge District Council welcome schools that wish to visit, but would ask that you let them know when you intend to visit (01626 863980) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or their management work on site.
Groups undertaking vegetation transects need to avoid areas of scrub (where birds may be nesting) and must not take any soil samples.
The site rangers offer an education service to primary, secondary and university groups studying the site.Thank you.

CONTACT INFO: For a copy of the A level DVD please contact the Exe Estuary Officer at exeestua@devon.gov.uk

LiCCo Primary School Learning Pack

16 Jun

These educational materials are designed for key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) and focus on the Exe Estuary and Poole Harbour. The pack is broken into a number of self contained learning enquiries to provide a local focus for the national curriculum. Issues covered include coastal environment, natural coastal processes which shape the coastline, climate change and weather, coastal management, flood risk, wildlife, habitats, use of the coast, stakeholders and how to adapt to coastal change. Resources have been compiled by a specialist schools education advisor and they make use of everything from map extracts to historic paintings and data sets to funny film clips.

The materials consist of a printed 120 page book and an accompanying DVD which contains everthing you need to deliver the enquiries in the classroom. These have been rolled out via free teacher training days in Devon and Dorset in May and June 2014. Many of the materials are locally tailored and so will be especially valuable to schools in these areas. However, there are some key messages and a good deal of content which can be widely applied and used by all primary teachers.

There’s a huge amount of information so we’ve broken it down into sections here for you to download :-

Important Information for schools wishing to visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve.

Please be aware that Dawlish Warren NNR is a highly protected and sensitive site for wildlife. Teignbridge District Council welcome schools that wish to visit, but would ask that you let them know when you intend to visit (01626 863980) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or their management work on site.
Groups undertaking vegetation transects need to avoid areas of scrub (where birds may be nesting) and must not take any soil samples.
The site rangers offer an education service to primary, secondary and university groups studying the site.Thank you.

CONTACT INFO: For a copy of the A level DVD please contact the Exe Estuary Officer at exeestua@devon.gov.uk

New report from National Trust – Adapting to change

13 May

A clear national strategy is urgently needed to help coastal areas adapt to the twin pressures of rising sea levels and extreme weather, according to a new report published by the National Trust.

As one of the UK’s biggest coastal owners, the Trust has seen many of its sites battered by the winter storms or hit hard by the high tides – with one, Birling Gap in East Sussex, experiencing seven years of erosion this winter.

These impacts have meant that the charity has had to fast-forward many decisions about land and buildings in its care, looking at how to adapt coastal places in the months ahead, rather than years or decades.

The report, ‘Shifting Shores – adapting to change’, highlights case studies of special places affected by the storms, including stretches of the wildlife-rich Norfolk coast at Brancaster and Blakeney Freshes, which saw significant changes as a result of a tidal surge in December, and the sand dunes at Murlough in Northern Ireland which suffered their worst erosion in living memory.

Simon Pryor, Natural Environment Director at the National Trust, said: “There is a natural inclination to want to defend the coastline with concrete, but our coastline is dynamic and the forces of nature that have formed it are part of its beauty.

“Hard defences will always have their place, but the winter storms that hit many coastal places hard have provided a valuable reminder that they have a limited life.

“Communities living on the coast, landowners, Government agencies and local and central Government all need to work together now to find solutions based around an adaptation approach to help future-proof the coastline.”

Historical paintings of the Exe Estuary

27 Mar

The following documents have been kindly compliled by the Exmouth Historical and Archaelogical Society as part of the LiCCo project. They show how the coastline around the Exe Estuary would have looked in the 19th and early part of the 20th Centuries, as seen through the eyes of both resident and visiting artists. These paintings tell us a great deal about the evolution of the local coastline, particularly when viewed alongside old ordnance survey maps of the time. The paintings themselves are supported by text which gives more detail about the lives of the artists responsible.

Climate Change & Geohazards in South West England

9 Dec

Written by Dr Erika Palin, Senior Climate Change Consultant at the Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter this paper summarises the causes of climate change, both natural and man-made. This article is (c) Crown copyright 2012.

It outlines projections of changes in temperature, precipitation and sea level at global, UK and South-West England scales and summarises the models used to simulate our climate and make these projections.

The paper also explores some potential links between climate phenomena and geological/geomorphological hazards in South-West England.

Environment Agency publications

2 Dec

The Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy sets out the priorities for managing the coast around the Exe Estuary for the next 30 years. The following documents are now available online, at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exe-estuary-flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-strategy :-

the Draft Exe Estuary Strategy
the Exe Estuary Strategy Baseline report
the Exe Estuary Strategy Options Assessment
the Exe Estuary Strategy Strategic Environmental Assessment
the Exe Estuary Strategy Consultation report

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Report

5 Nov

The 5th IPCC Assessmnet report states that global mean sea level will continue to rise during the 21st century. Under all scenarios the rate of sea level rise will very likely exceed that observed during 1971–2010 due to increased ocean warming and increased loss of mass from glaciers and ice sheets.

The report states that the rate of rise could be 8-16mm per year by 2081-2100. Sea levels could be between 260 and 980mm higher than 2005 levels by 2100, depending on how much greenhouse gas we emit between now and then (the scenario used) and depending on the percentile figure taken.

The full report and summary for policy makers can be found at :-
http://www.ipcc.ch/index.htm

Exe Estuary Strategy Factsheets

17 Oct

The following factsheets were produced by the Environment Agency with support form the LiCCo project to give more information on the stages involved in developing the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Mangement Strategy.

Devon Flood and Coastal Change Research Study 2013

17 Oct

This new report, commissioned by the Environment Agency provides evidence of historic coastal flooding, including high tides and storms around the coast of Devon, including for the Exe Estuary from 1833 – 1946. It includes sources such as archived newspapers, photos and estate records.

Sign up to the Exe Press

12 Jun

The Exe-Press is a free quarterly magazine produced by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership. It contains updates on the LiCCo project in the Exe Estuary plus details of events, activities and the ongoing work of organisations involved in different aspects of estuary life. The June 2013 issue is OUT NOW. Contact Midge Kelly, the Exe Estuary Officer on 01392 382236 or midge.kelly@devon.gov.uk to receive your copy or to be added to the mailing list.

Wildlife in the Exe Estuary

12 Jun

Find out more about the different habitats in the estuary and about the species that live here in these two leaflets

Devon Marine Education leaflet http://www.exe-estuary.org/dcc-marineed-dl-r7.pdf
Exe Wildlife http://www.exe-estuary.org/exe_wildlife_leaflet.pdf

Explore the Exe

12 Jun

Get to know the Exe Estuary better with these walking and cycling leaflets from the Exe Estuary Management Partnership

Explore Exmouth walks http://www.exe-estuary.org/explore_exmouth.pdf

Exe Explorer Outer http://www.exe-estuary.org/exe_explorer_2010_outer.pdf

Exe Explorer inner http://www.exe-estuary.org/exe_explorer_2010_map.pdf

Coastal and climate change educational resources

19 Nov

We are currently developing educational resources for KS2 & KS3 pupils, which will comprise of learning enquiries and supporting materials covering weather, climate, the coast, species, land use and change around the Exe Estuary and Poole Harbour. These will be available free of charge to schools and will be rolled out via free teacher training days in early 2014, as follows:

22nd May 2014 : Exe Estuary primary training day @ Exmouth
23rd May 2014: Poole Harbour primary training day @ Dorchester
26th June 2014: Exe Estuary secondary training day @ Exmouth
27th June 2014: Poole Harbour secondary training day @ Dorchester

Please get in touch with the LiCCo Principal Engagement Officer in your area if you would like to find out more.

This list below provides links to existing resources, packs, games and websites which may be of interest to schools covering topics around coastal change, natural coastal processes, climate change, erosion, sea level rise, adaptation and flood defence.