Thanks in part to television programmes like Blue Planet, there’s an unprecedented public interest in our seas and in marine conservation. Our oceans play a critical role in producing over half of the oxygen we breathe, in regulating our climate and are home to a biodiverse abundance of life.
So much of our natural, industrial, cultural and maritime heritage lies out-of-sight beneath the waves – through SeaScapes, we’re looking forward to giving it even more attention; inspiring and empowering individuals, communities and businesses to understand, explore and protect our treasured coastline.
The heritage of the Tyne to Tees seascape is locally and nationally significant, and deserves to be better explored and celebrated. SeaScapes will do just that. The project is the result of a huge team effort and a lot of planning, and we are over the moon to start!
The project will stimulate communities to have a real and positive impact on our natural world and will make sure that it can still be enjoyed by future generations. We know that encouraging people to get outside will boost their wellbeing, and the beautiful coastline that SeaScapes will showcase is the perfect backdrop for it.
Find out more about the latest SeaScapes projects, news and activities.
21 bags of rubbish containing hundreds of plastic bottles, wet wipes, ghost fishing gear. 10 tyres. 3 lobster pots. a Buoy. …and two very tired volunteers helping Louise and Vicky from the SeaScapes team. This is just from one hour on Red Acre Beach this afternoon. Whilst nature may have caused havoc it is our […]
Our Foodscapes project is exploring the changing coastal food practices, folklore and traditions of individuals, families, communities and industries all along the Tyne to Tees coast. Foodscapes is led by Suzanne Hocknell, a researcher at Newcastle University. Suzanne has, for many years, worked as a Chef and Co-ordinator in community food and well-being projects. On […]
What a great start to November! With the help of some great people we have collected over 30 bags of rubbish from the beach between Blackhall and Horden, and also at Seaham Hall Beach and Red Acre Beach. A group of Motor Mechanics Students from Official New College Durham along with Steve from Bunzl Greenham […]
If you share our passion and commitment to the seascape then we would love to hear from you. This may be as a volunteer, a community group, business or an education setting. Get involved in a range of activities to support our environment and make a positive impact on our coastline.
We have a range of events and activities for you to take part in, on, next to, or in the sea. If you are interested in any of the events below, click on the box and use the booking system in place. We can also run activities for groups – please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.
See all of our public events and activities here.