Wessex Archaeology is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by the Marine Environment Protection Fund (MEPF) to publicly disseminate the findings of four intensive Regional Environmental Characterisation (REC) studies. These studies were funded by the Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF), which is also funding the dissemination project, and cover those areas commonly targeted for marine aggregates – namely the South Coast, East Coast, Humber and Thames regions. Each REC study incorporates ecology, geology and archaeology to deliver valuable scientific information about our seabed, in order that we can better protect the marine environment during offshore work.
Over the coming months Wessex Archaeology’s Explore the Seafloor project team will be meeting with all of the scientists involved in preparing the REC studies, so that we can deliver online resources and public roadshows exploring the project results.
Join the Explore the Seafloor project team at SEA LIFE centres across the country this summer to come face to face with the evidence and explore the science behind the RECs for yourself. Check back for further information and the dates of the roadshows, which will be posted on this website.