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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SeaScapes Partnership event planned for Easter

Join SeaScapes and their Partners for a 2-day celebration of the coast Tyne to Tees on 8th and 9th April 2024 at Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre, just next to Souter Lighthouse. The aim of this event is to bring communities together to learn and access their coastline at South Shields and Whitburn. This is an […]

February in Crimdon Dene – tree planting, spring clean and beach clean

On a beautiful Spring morning in late February we teamed up with a team from Northumbrian Water, the National Trust and SeaScapes Volunteers to plant trees and clean up Crimdon Dene. The team planted 250 trees comprising Oak, Silver birch and Hawthorn around the dene and planted a hedge around the NW Pumping Station. This […]

Plastic Free River Wear

Did you know that litter dropped on the street miles away from the coast doesn’t stay there. Rainwater and wind carries plastic waste into streams and rivers, and through drains eventually leading to the sea. SeaScapes have joined forces with the Wear Rivers Trust and partners to look at way of reducing plastic entering rivers at […]

Beneath the Waves – Wrecks dived over the August Bank Holiday weekend

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the Beneath the Waves Team and volunteer divers spent three days diving wrecks from South Shields to Sunderland. After the recent bad weather, the team were treated on the Saturday with nearly mirror calm sea conditions and sunny weather! The divers paired up and were briefed on each dive […]

Operation Seabird – Protecting Marine Wildlife

The SeaScapes Team and partners held one of the first Operation Seabird Action Days at Roker, Sunderland on the 9th of August 2023. Operation Seabird is a national initiative that was set up by the RSPCA and the Police due to an increase in reports of marine wildlife disturbance. Marine wildlife is protected by the Wildlife […]

Great British Beach Clean September 2023

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped to clean our beaches during the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean. An amazing 109 volunteers came out throughout the week and collected over 80 bags of litter. As well as cleaning up our coastline, the volunteers note down all the items they find in […]

Community Grants Scheme – Round 2

SeaScapes is excited to launch the second round of the Community Grants Scheme. The scheme aims to enable communities, groups, and organisations to devise and deliver their own projects that celebrate, protect and cultivate stewardship of our coastal and marine wildlife, and marine heritage – be that natural, built or cultural heritage. There will be […]

Ocean Action Conference 2023

This one-day Ocean Action Conference organised by community interest company Climate Action North, in partnership with marine safety specialist Swiftwater Solutions and leading coastal project Explore Seascapes, will take place at The Grand Hotel on Seaburn seafront in Sunderland. It will bring together experts, businesses, ocean practitioners, and marine biologists to discuss the challenges faced […]

Volunteering – a win-win experience for everyone!

The SeaScapes Partnership relies on a team of amazing volunteers to help deliver our projects. It’s not just a case of turning up to do a few hours work, our volunteers give their time and skills for free so it’s only fair that their experience is rewarding and fun. Volunteering provides people with a sense […]