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.
The late summer sun was a welcome visitor for our Reading the Rocks walk today. Professor Dave Roberts (Durham University) and Simon Hendry of Magnesian taught us how to read the rocks from Marsden to Trow Point, introducing geologic (stratigraphic) principles. We are now all more familiar with the rocks that shape our coast, which […]
Our SeaWatch Observers met Dee, our Intertidal Interactive Officer from Durham Wildlife Trust, for group survey training and were treated to a fantastic display of 15 Bottlenose dolphins surfacing and feeding just a few meters away. Thank you to Martin Kitching (NE Regional Coordinator for SeaWatch Foundation/North East Cetacean Project) for joining us and sharing […]
What shall we do on a cloudy Sunday morning, the volunteers said. We’ll go to the beach and leave our warm cosy bed. SeaScapes Louise needs our help! was the the cry. Everyone get to Seaham Hall beach – don’t be shy! We need to keep our beaches clean to help our seas. Picking up […]
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.