Organisation: The Rivers Trust and Coastal Partnerships Network
Type: Technical Support & Training
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The Wholescape Approach to Marine Management ‘WAMM’ project supports a more collaborative approach between Coastal and CaBA partnerships. Through training workshops and webinars WAMM aims to build knowledge and expertise to enhance delivery for the coastal and estuarine environment nationwide.
The project is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, and managed by The Rivers Trust and the Coastal Partnerships Network.
Throughout 2020 a series of regional workshops aim to build knowledge and expertise within coastal, estuarine and CaBA partnerships across a range of issues including data and evidence, policy and legislation and the benefits of collaborative working. The workshops also provide the opportunity to meet other partnerships and initiate collaboration with potential partners, hear about project case studies and discuss barriers and opportunities to collaborative delivery. Download the presentations from each workshop below.
As part of the WAMM project we have developed the Coastal & Estuarine Data Package and Data Explorer. The Coastal Data Explorer enables you to access a national evidence base of over 150 environmental datasets from catchments to coasts without the need for any specialist GIS software. Data is pulled from the CaBA (Catchment Based Approach) Online Data Package which has recently been updated to include 30+ datasets specifically related to coastal, estuarine and marine environments.
You can use the Explorer to add and overlay datasets, create your own maps and extract data for your area of interest. The data layers are also available to pull into your own mapping software or shared information platform. An introductory webinar to these resources was held in May.
The WAMM project has developed a StoryMap to provide an overview of the main legislation and policy areas relating to the freshwater, coastal and marine environments. WAMM aims to increase understanding across the land-sea interface embedding ‘wholescape thinking’. As such, the StoryMap broadly moves from up-stream terrestrial and freshwater issues, down the catchment to address estuarine and coastal policy and legislation. The StoryMap aims to provide a succinct summary of the key areas of policy and legislation and is not intended as an exhaustive guide. It is targeted at all relevant stakeholders with a particular focus on Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) and Coastal partnerships.