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To harness ecological research to integrated land management
especially in the coastal zone.

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LAB Coastal,
The Maylands,
Back Lane, Holywell,
St Ives, Cambs
PE27 4TQ

Updates on ongoing projects

Below are the list of current projects which LAB Coastal is working on.

ELOISE Project ISLED

Influence of Rising Sea level on Ecosystem Dynamics of Salt Marshes for the Commission of the European Communities, Director General for XII Science, Research and Development. Contract ENV4-CT-97-0582. L A B Coastal is working under contract from Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology, Yerseke to L A B Coastal. Eight groups are involved from six different countries (for details see 1999 Annual Report pps 22-23). This project has been completed and the final report submitted to DGXII of the European COmmission in Brussels. For details see the 2001 Annual Report pps 6-11

EUROSAM

ELOISE Project EUROSAM – European Salt Marsh Modelling – for the Commission of the European Communities, Director General for XII Science, Research and Development. Contract ENV4-CT-97-0436. L A B Coastal is a full Partner. Six groups are involved from four countries (for details see 1999 Annual Report pps 22-23). This project has been completed and the final report submitted to DGXII of the European COmmission in Brussels. For details see the Annual Report 2001 pps 17-28.

‘Major aspects of the work are continuing under the Scottish sea loch studies.
See the Annual Report 2001 pps 11-14.

Sand Dune Grazing Management

L A B Coastal is an independent Assessor for Sand Dune experimental grazing management for the Ministry of Defence (Defence Estates) at Braunton Burrows, North Devon. Work is continuing.

Machair Changes

Monitoring Changes in the Machair at Seilebost, Harris. This is a Joint project with Seilebost School.

Completed – Regional Estuarial Outfall Improvements

Regional Estuarial Outfall improvements – Bosham, West Sussex (restoration of salt marsh vegetation) for Mackley Construction – Environmental and Civil Engineering Contractors. Work completed December 1998.