Tyne to Tees, shores and seas
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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.

About SeaScapes

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.

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Latest News

Find out more about the latest SeaScapes projects, news and activities.

22.05.2024
soundmirror Coastal SoundLab with artist Rob Smith

15-19th June 2024 10 am – 4pm soundmirror Coastal SoundLabs reimagine our local landscape through sound and technology  Artist Rob Smith has been working with local communities to explore the heritage sites of our sound mirrors on the North East coast. The summer of events and workshops will explore sound in a changing landscape at […]

27.03.2024
Free SeaScapes Coastal app now launched

Our free mobile phone app called the SeaScapes Coastal App which will enable you to learn more about the Tyne to Tees coast is now live! Once the app is loaded on your mobile phone, the app will ping the phone at key locations along the coast. At each location, the initial screen will tell […]

27.03.2024
Reading the Rocks website now live!

The Reading the Rocks website is now live www.ReadingtheRocks.com. Find out about the geological wonders of the Durham coast and take a journey, exploring ancient tropical reefs, the last ice age, and the impacts of mining over the last century. Our coast is a unique and extraordinary place, full of geological wonders, both natural and […]

Upcoming Events

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.

26th July 2024
Nature Survey – ‘Our Coast, Our Wildlife’
28th July 2024
Summer Walk in Hawthorn Dene
2nd August 2024
Beach clean at Seaton Carew 2nd August 2024
6th August 2024
SoundLab Seaham: Family Coastal Sound Walk with artist Rob Smith
7th August 2024
SoundLab Seaham: Soundmirror 3D modelling workshop with artist Rob Smith

See all of our public events and activities here.