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Title: Summary of monitoring activities on the blackwater estuary
Author: Halcrow
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: June 1996
The Blackwater Estuary, in Essex, is the focus of a number of saltmarsh research initiatives. The most notable of these is the National Rivers Authority (NRA) operational managed retreat scheme at Orplands and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) experimental managed retreat, for habitat creation, at Toilesbury. As a result of these initiatives extensive monitoring has been conducted in the Blackwater by a range of organisations, including the NRA, MAFF, HR Wallingford Ltd, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE), English Nature (EN) and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of all known monitoring activities in the Blackwater, and it has been prepared in response to a request from the NRA Steering Group for the RanD programme 'Saltmarsh Management for Flood Defence. This report will enable both current and future researchers to benefit from currently available data. Furthermore, it is intended that future monitoring programmes can be designed so that unnecessary duplication is avoided. At the end of this report is a list of organisations who are responsible for maintaining the data sets identified within this report. These organisations should be contacted directly for further information. It is anticipated that data can be made available to individuals with legitimate research objectives at zero or minimal cost. An existing agreement already exists between some of the organisations listed which enables data to be exchanged on a reciprocal basis.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: [Bristol]
Subject Keywords: EstuariesSalt marshesWater quality surveysHabitat improvementDataData archives
Geographic Keywords: EA AnglianEssexBlackwater EstuaryCombined Essex catchment
Extent: 10
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