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News from Coast Hebrides

New Wavenet Map Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 January 2013 12:28

CEFAS is now using a new interactive map showing the WaveNet national wave monitoring network. As part of the network a Directional Waverider has been deployed in the sea to the west of South Uist (West of Hebrides).  The buoy measures wave height, period and direction, and sea temperature. Information is transmitted via satellites direct to Cefas who manage WaveNet, and takes about 30 minutes to be received. 

Historic data can be obtained from the site which can be accessed by clicking here and by clicking Map View under New Version. Recent data shows waves on 29/30 December 2012 reaching over 11 metres in height.

Coastal adaptation in peripheral communities Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:39

A presentation at the Climate Justice Conference: delivering socially just adaptation in Scotland in September 2012 can be found by clicking here.

The presentation provided information about: 

  • The physical impacts of environmental change (including climate) on coastal areas in Scotland;
  • An introduction to the CoastAdapt project;
  • The vulnerability of coastal communities to climate and other environmental change, and their ability to adapt to change; and
  • Some suggestions as to how to improve coastal adaptation
Coastal Flooding in Scotland: A guidance document for coastal practitioners Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:19

CREW, Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters, has recently published guidance which provides the most up-to-date knowledge and information relating to coastal flooding in Scotland ensuring that the information in this field is based on the best available scientific evidence. In particular, this aims to synthesise existing science and research on issues relevant to climate change, sea level rise, coastal flooding, coastal erosion and flood defences together with strategies of coastal adaptation.

Several case studies from the Outer Hebrides help to explain 'coastal adaptation' in action, such as the EU Northern Periphery Programme CoastAdapt project, Coastal Care, and the flood risk alleviation scheme at Kilpheder in South Uist. The document can be found by clicking here.

CoastAdapt Conference, South Uist Print E-mail
Friday, 16 March 2012 11:01

International Conference in Daliburgh, South Uist on 27-28 March.

The Sea as Our Neighbour: Adapting to Climate Change by Coastal Communities and Habitats on Europe’s Northern Periphery.