University of Cambridge: splash and squelch

On Saturday 14 March, the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit put on a display and activities as part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival. Masterminded by CBESS’s Dr Iris Moeller, and with old CBESS hand Ben Evans on parade, the activities were entitled ‘Splash and Squelch’ and held in the Department of Geography.

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Bangor University: 3D scan of a saltmarsh

The terrestrial laser scanner, or TLS, represents the latest tool in remote sensing. With dimensions similar to that of a large suitcase, the TLS uses precise laser light to return a panoramic 3D point model of the surrounding landscape. The end scan is detailed (50,000 points per second), far ranging (with a range of 300 meters) and rapid (scans take less than 5 minutes).

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University of York: will creating new salt marshes help or hinder climate change?

The Redeker Lab at the University of York is leading a study that compares seasonal, climate-impacting behaviour between natural and human created (aka: realigned) salt marshes for four natural/realigned pairings in Essex. These sites include marshes that have recently been developed and those accidentally created over 100 years ago.

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Natural Englad: the mosaic approach, managing habitats for species

Natural England has recently published a selection of guides for The Mosaic Approach; a key component of species conservation strategy and delivery of Biodiversity 2020. Natural England is embedding the approach within conservation delivery mechanisms and would encourage others to do likewise in order to protect and enhance England’s species. Continue reading