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Global Innovation Competition Opens For Students To Fight Marine Plastic

UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic launch a worldwide innovation challenge for university students to fight plastic in oceans.  Winners will attend the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California and receive free mentorship to help them develop their ideas. Entries are open for the world’s first student competition to find the next generation of solutions to… Continue Reading

Contaminated Sediment in Wandsworth – When Testing Pays Off

  A recent article in Dredging and Port Construction reported that silt build-up over 25 years at the Wandle tidal weir in Wandsworth was not only affecting the habitat for fish and wildlife but also a peaceful, open area for the public.   With backing from the Environment Agency, Marine Management Organisation, Port of London… Continue Reading

New Maritime UK Career Portal Launched

To support the launch of the new Maritime UK career portal, a career pack has been produced which includes opportunities in London and on the Thames.    Welcoming the launch of both resources, David Dingle CBE, Chairman of Maritime UK said:  “Careers in the maritime sector are arguably one of this country’s best-kept secrets.” “Whether onshore or… Continue Reading

Tideway CEO Named First TEP Fellow

On the 20th June Thames Estuary Partnership named Tideway’s chief executive, Andy Mitchell CBE, as its first honorary Fellow for outstanding contributions to the wellbeing of the River Thames and commitment to making London an example of environmental sustainability to the world. Andy Mitchell CBE is the chief executive of Tideway, the company building London’s new super… Continue Reading

Tilbury Port begins its formal consultation on new terminal proposal

The Port of Tilbury begins its formal statutory consultation on Monday 19 June to seek further views from local communities and other stakeholders on its proposals to build a new port terminal near to the current port, to be known as TILBURY2. Tilbury Port has expanded over the past two decades, with a significant increase in the… Continue Reading

River engineering aims to improve water quality and eco systems

 A paper published by civil engineering consultancy HR Wallingford, Green approaches in river engineering: Supporting implementation of Green Infrastructure, outlines evidence-based approaches to river works that conserve or restore nature by improving water quality and ecosystems. The green infrastructure (GI) network is made up of natural and semi-natural features that connect and run through our urban spaces. Rivers… Continue Reading

Radnor Bridge – a new Thames crossing for Twickenham & Ham?

The proposal, back in 2010, that there should be a pedestrian and cycle crossing at Radnor Gardens, close by Cross Deep road in Twickenham to link to Ham on the other side of the river, is beginning to make traction. There are plans to firm up designs for the bridge and to consider ways to fund… Continue Reading

ZSL guidance for tidal Thames fish conservation

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has published guidance on fish conservation for planners, developers, local authority officers and consultants, with the goal of improving fish conservation in the Tidal Thames region, encompassing all Local Authorities adjoining the River Thames between Teddington Lock and Gravesend. ZSL spoke to developers about this guidance at a Thames… Continue Reading

The UN’s Ocean Conference backs sustainable development of the seas

The Ocean Conference is happening at the United Nations in New York City from 5 – 9 June, to coincide with World Ocean Day on 8 June. The Ocean Conference is the first of its kind at the United Nations, focusing on reversing the declining health of our oceans and on implementing  Sustainable Development Goal 14 which… Continue Reading

ICS proposes new objectives to reduce shipping emissions

Members of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), including the UK Chamber, have agreed to set new objectives in reducing shipping carbon dioxide emissions. The objectives aim to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change, while keeping emissions reduction in the hands of the shipping industry itself.  Click here to read more.  Continue Reading