Crown Estate plans marine data exchange
The Crown Estate says that it has identified a requirement for an in-house data management repository. The system will allow for the submission of data and associated metadata, a requirement which now applies to Round 3 offshore wind, wave and tidal leases and other offshore leasing rounds. A functional specification for the marine data exchange has been drawn up by the GeoData Institute.
The NAS has produced an interim statement on ‘Divers & Marine Licensing: Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009’.
New intertidal web resource for archaeologists
English Heritage’s new ‘Intertidal and Coastal Peat Database’ webpage is now online. The page features county summaries and has a downloadable form for submitting new site details.
Landing craft cargo
Calls for armoured vehicles and other equipment lost from a capsized D-Day landing craft off Sussexto be ‘protected’ have been publicised by the BBC.
Australiaand the UNESCO Convention
A Facebook page urging Australia to sign up to the UNESCO convention has been set up.