Saltmarsh Conference 2015
A unique conference in an outstanding landscape
Around 100 people attended the AONB's first Saltmarsh Conference on Thursday 8 October 2015 at Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk. This event was carefully designed to be of interest to scientists, specialists, researchers and practitioners from across the country and also to people living around the Suffolk estuaries.
We looked at the value of saltmarsh and inter-tidal habitats to our society to inspire action to protect these special and valuable areas.
The Chair and speakers are leaders in their fields from across the UK. The full Conference Programme is available here.
The presentations are available as pdf documents to view or download by following the links below.
The value of complex saltmarsh and intertidal habitats. Angus Garbutt, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
- Bringing saltmarsh to the market. Tom Tew, Environment Bank
- report - Environment Bank report - Investing in Natural Capital, Saltmarsh on the Deben Estuary
- Saltmarsh Ecology: Building an understanding to support adaptation and change. Sue Rees, Natural England
- Resilience - Saltmarsh and coastal protection. Iris Moeller, Cambridge University
- Approaches to intertidal restoration and creation. Colin Scott, ABPmer
- animation of Wallasea Island, Essex managed realignment - see the 'Wild Coast Flyaround' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-h0N40KOsU
- film of sediment successfully accreting at Boiler Marsh, Lymington Harbour, Hampshire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Tuti197b0
- Saltmarsh creation through coastal realignment. Case studies. Panel 1 (Excell/ Thomas/ McGrath/ Leeds)
- BBC news video - breaching Fingringhoe Wick managed realignment September 2015
- Saltmarsh restoration by managing sediment. Case studies. Panel 2 (Scott/ Read/ Excell)
- The Suffolk Perspective: Suffolk communities and saltmarsh. Karen Thomas, Water Management Alliance
Biographies and contacts:
Local Case Studies:
Deben Estuary Partnership Saltmarsh Group:
Saltmarsh restoration at Sutton (Ferry Hard):
Saltmarsh restoration at Sutton Hoo:
Saltmarsh restoration at Falkenham:
Saltmarsh erosion on the Deben estuary:
We were able to provide this event free of charge thanks to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB's Sustainable Development Fund.