Centre for Aquatic Environments

News and events from the Centre for Aquatic Environments

Meet Our Newest Member – Dr Lorna Linch

Our newest member Dr Lorna Linch has written a blog to introduce herself please join us in welcoming her to the Centre for Aquatic Environments “My research interests are in glacial and periglacial processes, cold climate geomorphology, reconstructing Quaternary Environments, sedimentology and micromorphology. I am passionate about the environment and inspired by the outdoors –…

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Ocean Symposium “Think Global Act Local” 2nd October 2021

On behalf of the United Nations Association Climate & Oceans we  would like to invite all of you to the The Ocean Symposium – Sussex 2021 : “Think Global, Act local” , on Saturday 2 October.  An exciting in-person/ online fusion event!   2021 is an important year for marine conservation with the United Nations…

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Scuppered Dreams – Abandoned Boats

The ocean is the final sink for most of the anthropogenic waste. Concern about accumulation of marine debris has increased in the past decades and scientists at the University of Brighton have recently uncovered a new emerging contaminant – FibreGlass reinforced plastic (FRP or GRP). One of the main challenges to dealing with this ever…

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Writers Retreat to Go Forwards!!!

This September, ten Centre members enjoyed a relaxing and productive writing retreat at the idyllic setting of Dean’s Place Hotel, Alfriston, East Sussex.  By escaping some of the pressures of preparing for the start of the new academic year, for three days members were able to concentrate on their watery research by drafting or completing…

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Centre member Dr Ray Ward, discusses marine environmental issues with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dr Raymond Ward, Reader in Marine Science, was invited to a round table event with George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Dr Ward discussed the positive impact of the recent nearshore no trawling bylaw, driven by Sussex IFCA and signed off by the Secretary on behalf of DEFRA earlier this…

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New PhD opportunity in the Centre for Aquatic Environments

Novel methods using field surveys, drones and computer modelling to evaluate saltmarsh evolution The aim of the project is to evaluate the evolution of saltmarsh habitat from ecological and sedimentary perspectives following construction of a tidal wall flood defence scheme along the Adur Estuary in Sussex. This will involve plant community surveys in the field,…

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Water Reuse for Sustainable Futures: Could you be our next fully sponsored PhD student?

Understanding public perceptions of water reuse technologies is imperative to support sustainable and regenerative water futures. As part of the Future Societies Doctoral Training Alliance a multi-disciplinary team of water-focused researchers from the University of Brighton’s https://www.brighton.ac.uk/aquatic/index.aspx are looking for someone to potentially undertake a three-year PhD with them starting in autumn 2021:  https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/futuresocieties/. The…

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Centre member Dr. Corina Ciocan has started a four-year appointment to the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

As from 18th of May, Centre member Dr. Corina Ciocan has started a four-year appointment to the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, as a general member to the joint committee. Corina has been recruited by the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) and alongside twenty other members, she will contribute her knowledge and experience to provide sustainable management…

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Researcher provides vital input to major report on natural carbon capture

Dr Ray Ward’s work on how aquatic plants extract carbon from the environment provides a key strand of a new Natural England report into carbon sequestration.     30 April 2021 The large-scale report – entitled Carbon Storage and Sequestration by semi-natural habitats – draws on research carried out by Dr Ward and recent Brighton…

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