RNLI Film Aims to Win Over Supporters

From the start of next year, the RNLI will be the first major charity to switch to an ‘opt in’ approach to communication with it supporters. To encourage more people to continue to opt in to RNLI’s marketing communications, the charity has created a short film that tells the tale of a man whose life

Storm Angus Marks the Start to the Stormy Season

The first major storm of the season recently came hurtling to the shores of the UK. Storm Angus battered the south coast, where it did most of its damage, before moving in a northerly direction towards the Midlands, East Anglia and Wales. Gusts of almost 100mph were recorded off the coast of Brighton, with waves

Urge for New Flood Risk Management Reforms

After devastating floods swept across the UK last year, MPs are urging for new flood risk management reforms. A number of MPs believe that setting up a new flooding and coastal board, a rivers and coastal authority and having a UK floods commissioner are the best strategies for tackling this increasingly common problem going forward.

Storm Wave Study Could Help Protect Coastal Areas

A first-of-its-kind storm wave study by Scottish researchers could provide vital storm damage protection to coastal areas. The study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and in Japan, involved creating a model that looked at how water in strong waves collided with buildings, seawalls, rocks and cliffs. The model involved replicating stormy wave

Coastal Communities Fund Boosts Seaside Businesses

Coastal Communities Fund

Earlier this year, it was announced that a £90m Coastal Communities Fund would be up for grabs in a bid to revitalise British seaside resorts. Businesses based on the coast were invited to apply for a share of this funding to help regenerate and improve seaside areas, encouraging visitors and creating new job opportunities. This multi-million-pound