NEA2 -  Atlantic Area Marine Leisure Sector Conference Dynamics of Business Innovation Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall...
<ul><ul><li>1,160 Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 Counties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 Countries   </li></ul></ul>
Environmental Common Transnational Actions <ul><li>4.2.1 Environmental training plans for the nautical sector. </li></ul><...
4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector.  (protecting and valuing the maritime environment) <ul><l...
4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector.  (protecting and valuing the maritime environment)  Cont....
<ul><li>Energy Resilience Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. reliance on oil supplies) </li></ul><ul><li>(Transition Trai...
<ul><li>CoaST   -  Awareness raising - </li></ul><ul><li>“ Change for Good”  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Change on the Beaches wor...
4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector. (protecting and valuing the maritime environment)  Cont. ...
4.3.1 Eco-management guide for nautical structures <ul><li>Sharing and engagement  </li></ul><ul><li>Input </li></ul><ul><...
4.3.2 Blue Flag Support for Marinas Blue Flag status  for marinas has been withdrawn by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ and as such no...
4.3.2 Blue Flag Support for Marinas <ul><li>No UK scheme available; however CoaST research 2010 revealed that there is int...
4.3.2 Blue Flag Support for Marinas In Cornwall it has been agreed that the; Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)  will be...
4.4.1 Raise awareness of environmental issues amongst people practising marine leisure activities Supporting our partners ...
4.4.2 Promote the dissemination  of environmental information <ul><li>Through -  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business training e...
4.5.1 Common Guide book for sustainable events  Draft  Good Practice Guide Green Marine Leisure  Events Management
4.5.1 - CoaST Marine Visitor Charter  designed for NEAII. Included in the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2010 Handbook Competit...
Promoting and supporting events, organising, co-ordinating, supporting and promoting events.  4.5.2 Co-ordinated regional ...
4.5.2 Coordinated regional events
Thank you! Jacqui Piper CoaST: Tel 01872 562 057   [email_address] www.coastproject.co.uk This activity is part of the NEA...
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  • April - June 2010 ACT 4.2 Improve the levels of training currently held by providers of watersports activities and stakeholders in the sector in terms of protecting and valuing the maritime environment Common 4.2.1. Encourage Marine Leisure Sector players to promote good maritime environmental practice. Develop the capacity and authority of professionals in marine leisure activities to protect and improve the maritime environment within the Atlantic Area. - CoaST has an on going open training framework, specifically with the Environment Agency and The Green Blue. CoaST is also exploring training opportunities in conjunction with CWT. This training will enable CoaST to offer it&apos;s Marine Environmental Champions, additional skills such as species identification. 1 Local contract meeting with NEA2 Project Manager/ Cornwall. To discuss progress and provide evidence of activities within the Environment Strand in Cornwall. Local 4.2 a Development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members with The Green Blue&apos;s resources, advice, and online toolkit. Promoted during CoaST change for Good conference. See notes 4.2.1 b 7c for Local actions. 4.2 a Training booked with the UKs Environment Agency for staff Training session. Postponed due to staff illness. Rescheduling underway. 4.2.b Arrangement and planning of Cluster events = 2 meetings. Pilot Joint Watersports Taster Sessions between CMN member activity providers and CoaST accommodation providers (another 2 planned for other areas of Cornwall, after testing pilot). To provide, the opportunity for activity providers to market their activities, to local accommodation providers. Providing best practice exchange between CoaST GTBs certified businesses and CMN activity providers. Event postponed until Mid Oct 2010. 4.2.b &amp; c CoaST Change for Good Conference. 2 day event 28/29th April 2010. Planning and execution. For detail see below. 4.2.b Business engagement programme with national, regional &amp; local speakers, in order to explain the environmental impacts of the marine leisure industry. Speakers included The Green Blue, Cornwall Council&apos;s Beach Ranger Service, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage, Cornwall Wildlife Trust &amp; a Marine Environment Champion. 4.2 b Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s RYAs, The Green Blue. Specifically Liaison regarding, engaging their Sustainable Facilities Officer to present at CoaST&apos;s 2 day &amp;quot;Change for Good&amp;quot; in April and involvement as a speaker with &amp;quot;Change on the Beaches&amp;quot; workshop at same event. Highlighting joint working with The Green Blue and CoaST on NEA2. Best practice within the marine Leisure industry, use of the Marine Toolkit, and how to influence behaviour change. Delivered successfully. Jan – March 2010 Common Action Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Acssociation&apos;s Green Blue scheme; development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members in Green Blue resources, advice, and online toolkit. Discussion with Green Blue on participation in April event including presentation and workshop delivery. Green Blue information carried in Cornwall Marine Guide. Local Further engagement with The Green Blue and the Blue Gym. Planning for second staff training on environmental legislation updates with the UK Environment Agency. Two meetings with Cornwall Marine Network to deliver cluster events; postponed til after the summer season. Development of business engagement programme for April including local, regional and national speakers (Green Blue, Blue Gym, Cornwall Council, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage. Development of Marine Champion programme - chamions agreement drafted and signed off. Total of five champions now engaged. Jan 09 0ct 09 Common Action Engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s Green Blue scheme to provide env legislation training material and resources to Cornwall staff, and businesses. Local Engagement with Green Blue; collaboration with Sustainability Officer and visit to Cornwall; development of joitn event in November, includiung Green Blue; engagement with The Blue Gym; initial training for staff on environmental legislation updates; development of business engagement training programme on env legislation;
  • April - June 2010 ACT 4.2 Improve the levels of training currently held by providers of watersports activities and stakeholders in the sector in terms of protecting and valuing the maritime environment Common 4.2.1. Encourage Marine Leisure Sector players to promote good maritime environmental practice. Develop the capacity and authority of professionals in marine leisure activities to protect and improve the maritime environment within the Atlantic Area. - CoaST has an ongoing open training framework, specifically with the Environment Agency and The Green Blue. CoaST is also exploring training opportunities in conjunction with CWT. This training will enable CoaST to offer it&apos;s Marine Environmental Champions, additional skills such as species identification. 1 Local contract meeting with NEA2 Project Manager/ Cornwall. To discuss progress and provide evidence of actytivities within the Environment Strand in Cornwall. Local 4.2 a Development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members with The Green Blue&apos;s resources, advice, and online toolkit. Promoted during CoaST change for Good conference. See notes 4.2.1 b 7c for Local actions. 4.2 a Training booked with the UKs Environment Agency for staff Training session. Postponed due to staff illness. Rescheduling underway. 4.2.b Arrangement and planning of Cluster events = 2 meetings. Pilot Joint Watersports Taster Sessions between CMN member activity providers and CoaST accommodation providers (another 2 planned for other areas of Cornwall, after testing pilot). To provide, the opportunity for activity providers to market their activities, to local accommodation providers. Providing best practice exchange between CoaST GTBs certified businesses and CMN activity providers. Event postponed until Mid Oct 2010. 4.2.b &amp; c CoaST Change for Good Conference. 2 day event 28/29th April 2010. Planning and execution. For detail see below. 4.2.b Business engagement programme with national, regional &amp; local speakers, in order to explain the environmental impacts of the marine leisure industry. Speakers included The Green Blue, Cornwall Council&apos;s Beach Ranger Service, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage, Cornwall Wildlife Trust &amp; a Marine Environment Champion. 4.2 b Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s RYAs, The Green Blue. Specifically Liaison regarding, engaging their Sustainable Facilities Officer to present at CoaST&apos;s 2 day &amp;quot;Change for Good&amp;quot; in April and involvement as a speaker with &amp;quot;Change on the Beaches&amp;quot; workshop at same event. Highlighting joint working with The Green Blue and CoaST on NEA2. Best practice within the marine Leisure industry, use of the Marine Toolkit, and how to influence behaviour change. Delivered successfully. Jan – March 2010 Common Action Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Acssociation&apos;s Green Blue scheme; development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members in Green Blue resources, advice, and online toolkit. Discussion with Green Blue on participation in April event including presentation and workshop delivery. Green Blue information carried in Cornwall Marine Guide. Local Further engagement with The Green Blue and the Blue Gym. Planning for second staff training on environmental legislation updates with the UK Environment Agency. Two meetings with Cornwall Marine Network to deliver cluster events; postponed til after the summer season. Development of business engagement programme for April including local, regional and national speakers (Green Blue, Blue Gym, Cornwall Council, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage. Development of Marine Champion programme - chamions agreement drafted and signed off. Total of five champions now engaged. Jan 09 0ct 09 Common Action Engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s Green Blue scheme to provide env legislation training material and resources to Cornwall staff, and businesses. Local Engagement with Green Blue; collaboration with Sustainability Officer and visit to Cornwall; development of joitn event in November, includiung Green Blue; engagement with The Blue Gym; initial training for staff on environmental legislation updates; development of business engagement training programme on env legislation;
  • April - June 2010 ACT 4.2 Improve the levels of training currently held by providers of watersports activities and stakeholders in the sector in terms of protecting and valuing the maritime environment Common 4.2.1. Encourage Marine Leisure Sector players to promote good maritime environmental practice. Develop the capacity and authority of professionals in marine leisure activities to protect and improve the maritime environment within the Atlantic Area. - CoaST has an ongoing open training framework, specifically with the Environment Agency and The Green Blue. CoaST is also exploring training opportunities in conjunction with CWT. This training will enable CoaST to offer it&apos;s Marine Environmental Champions, additional skills such as species identification. 1 Local contract meeting with NEA2 Project Manager/ Cornwall. To discuss progress and provide evidence of actytivities within the Environment Strand in Cornwall. Local 4.2 a Development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members with The Green Blue&apos;s resources, advice, and online toolkit. Promoted during CoaST change for Good conference. See notes 4.2.1 b 7c for Local actions. 4.2 a Training booked with the UKs Environment Agency for staff Training session. Postponed due to staff illness. Rescheduling underway. 4.2.b Arrangement and planning of Cluster events = 2 meetings. Pilot Joint Watersports Taster Sessions between CMN member activity providers and CoaST accommodation providers (another 2 planned for other areas of Cornwall, after testing pilot). To provide, the opportunity for activity providers to market their activities, to local accommodation providers. Providing best practice exchange between CoaST GTBs certified businesses and CMN activity providers. Event postponed until Mid Oct 2010. 4.2.b &amp; c CoaST Change for Good Conference. 2 day event 28/29th April 2010. Planning and execution. For detail see below. 4.2.b Business engagement programme with national, regional &amp; local speakers, in order to explain the environmental impacts of the marine leisure industry. Speakers included The Green Blue, Cornwall Council&apos;s Beach Ranger Service, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage, Cornwall Wildlife Trust &amp; a Marine Environment Champion. 4.2 b Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s RYAs, The Green Blue. Specifically Liaison regarding, engaging their Sustainable Facilities Officer to present at CoaST&apos;s 2 day &amp;quot;Change for Good&amp;quot; in April and involvement as a speaker with &amp;quot;Change on the Beaches&amp;quot; workshop at same event. Highlighting joint working with The Green Blue and CoaST on NEA2. Best practice within the marine Leisure industry, use of the Marine Toolkit, and how to influence behaviour change. Delivered successfully. Jan – March 2010 Common Action Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Acssociation&apos;s Green Blue scheme; development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members in Green Blue resources, advice, and online toolkit. Discussion with Green Blue on participation in April event including presentation and workshop delivery. Green Blue information carried in Cornwall Marine Guide. Local Further engagement with The Green Blue and the Blue Gym. Planning for second staff training on environmental legislation updates with the UK Environment Agency. Two meetings with Cornwall Marine Network to deliver cluster events; postponed til after the summer season. Development of business engagement programme for April including local, regional and national speakers (Green Blue, Blue Gym, Cornwall Council, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage. Development of Marine Champion programme - chamions agreement drafted and signed off. Total of five champions now engaged. Jan 09 0ct 09 Common Action Engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s Green Blue scheme to provide env legislation training material and resources to Cornwall staff, and businesses. Local Engagement with Green Blue; collaboration with Sustainability Officer and visit to Cornwall; development of joitn event in November, includiung Green Blue; engagement with The Blue Gym; initial training for staff on environmental legislation updates; development of business engagement training programme on env legislation;
  • April - June 2010 ACT 4.2 Improve the levels of training currently held by providers of watersports activities and stakeholders in the sector in terms of protecting and valuing the maritime environment Common 4.2.1. Encourage Marine Leisure Sector players to promote good maritime environmental practice. Develop the capacity and authority of professionals in marine leisure activities to protect and improve the maritime environment within the Atlantic Area. - CoaST has an ongoing open training framework, specifically with the Environment Agency and The Green Blue. CoaST is also exploring training opportunities in conjunction with CWT. This training will enable CoaST to offer it&apos;s Marine Environmental Champions, additional skills such as species identification. 1 Local contract meeting with NEA2 Project Manager/ Cornwall. To discuss progress and provide evidence of actytivities within the Environment Strand in Cornwall. Local 4.2 a Development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members with The Green Blue&apos;s resources, advice, and online toolkit. Promoted during CoaST change for Good conference. See notes 4.2.1 b 7c for Local actions. 4.2 a Training booked with the UKs Environment Agency for staff Training session. Postponed due to staff illness. Rescheduling underway. 4.2.b Arrangement and planning of Cluster events = 2 meetings. Pilot Joint Watersports Taster Sessions between CMN member activity providers and CoaST accommodation providers (another 2 planned for other areas of Cornwall, after testing pilot). To provide, the opportunity for activity providers to market their activities, to local accommodation providers. Providing best practice exchange between CoaST GTBs certified businesses and CMN activity providers. Event postponed until Mid Oct 2010. 4.2.b &amp; c CoaST Change for Good Conference. 2 day event 28/29th April 2010. Planning and execution. For detail see below. 4.2.b Business engagement programme with national, regional &amp; local speakers, in order to explain the environmental impacts of the marine leisure industry. Speakers included The Green Blue, Cornwall Council&apos;s Beach Ranger Service, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage, Cornwall Wildlife Trust &amp; a Marine Environment Champion. 4.2 b Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s RYAs, The Green Blue. Specifically Liaison regarding, engaging their Sustainable Facilities Officer to present at CoaST&apos;s 2 day &amp;quot;Change for Good&amp;quot; in April and involvement as a speaker with &amp;quot;Change on the Beaches&amp;quot; workshop at same event. Highlighting joint working with The Green Blue and CoaST on NEA2. Best practice within the marine Leisure industry, use of the Marine Toolkit, and how to influence behaviour change. Delivered successfully. Jan – March 2010 Common Action Further engagement with the Royal Yachting Acssociation&apos;s Green Blue scheme; development of website links and mutual information carrying and hyperlinks. Use of CoaST network to engage CoaST members in Green Blue resources, advice, and online toolkit. Discussion with Green Blue on participation in April event including presentation and workshop delivery. Green Blue information carried in Cornwall Marine Guide. Local Further engagement with The Green Blue and the Blue Gym. Planning for second staff training on environmental legislation updates with the UK Environment Agency. Two meetings with Cornwall Marine Network to deliver cluster events; postponed til after the summer season. Development of business engagement programme for April including local, regional and national speakers (Green Blue, Blue Gym, Cornwall Council, Keep Britain Tidy, Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage. Development of Marine Champion programme - chamions agreement drafted and signed off. Total of five champions now engaged. Jan 09 0ct 09 Common Action Engagement with the Royal Yachting Association&apos;s Green Blue scheme to provide env legislation training material and resources to Cornwall staff, and businesses. Local Engagement with Green Blue; collaboration with Sustainability Officer and visit to Cornwall; development of joitn event in November, includiung Green Blue; engagement with The Blue Gym; initial training for staff on environmental legislation updates; development of business engagement training programme on env legislation;
  • ACT 4.3 Develop environmental best practice for the marine leisure sector and produce guides and information April – June 2010 Common Acts 4.3.1 Ecomangement guide for nautical structures - CoaST will feed into this process, explore the opportunity to include Visitor Charters as an engagement tool, to be included in guide. Awaiting information from 4.3.2. Due to various complications with instituting the Blue Flag initiative in the UK, Cornwall has officially withdrawn form this action however, we have liaised with Environment lead, with regard to other internationally recognised accreditation and certification schemes, which provide best fit for the purposes of WP 4 in Cornwall. Will signpost and advise businesses accordingly. 4.4.a REAP model presented at CoaST Change for Good event, for the marine leisure industry. (See CoaST presentation evidence folder 4.2) 4.4 b Energy Resilience Audits (ERAs.) Presented at CoaST Change for Good Event. (See CoaST presentation evidence folder 4.2 ) 4.4 b ERAs. Awareness raising and information carried and discussed during all Marine Environmental Champion site visits. Signposted and information provided, as to providers of ERA and case studies. 4.4 b Discussions with Business Link regarding the eligibility criteria / availability of funding for businesses via the Environmental Development Vouchers. In order to assist businesses with the associated costs. 4.4 b Liaison with Transition Training to develop a 10 Point guide for marine leisure businesses to engage with ERAs. 4.3.2.d Meeting with The Green Blue to discuss the way forward to adapt existing tools for Cornwall. 4.3.2. d Ongoing desk based research 4.4 e &amp; f Through a variety of networking opportunities this action is being delivered. e.g. Cornwall AONB, SAC Advisory Panel, VMCAs, Finding Sanctuary stakeholders consultations, Transition Towns. Blue Gym network. 4.4 e &amp; f In partnership with Cornwall Councils Beach Ranger Service and as part of the work underway as Marine Environmental Champions. Recruiting a group of Marine Leisure Businesses in the Widemouth Bay area (North Cornwall), to develop a &apos;geographic&apos; community of marine leisure businesses. A potential 7 businesses have expressed an interest in becoming involved. This community will then utilise their involvement with NEA2 to influence the wider community - businesses, visitors and residents alike. 4.4 f Marine Environmental Champion business, Global Borders, disseminated best practice during the CoaST Change for Good event to highlight their own activities to deliver a socially and environmentally sound marine leisure business. Jan - March 2010 Common Action Range of activities undertaken to raise awareness on marine leisure activities using the marine champions and the marine charter publication. Local Total of 6 marine champions now signed up to the Champion Agreement. Jan – Oct 09 Common Act Audit of current event guidelines for marine events, plus the hospitality green event toolkit. Local Consideration of marine leisure impacts in relation to current work on footprinting in Cornwall
  • April – June 2010 Common 4.4 Raise awareness of environmental issues amongst people practising marine leisure activities 4.4.2 Promotion of the dissemination of environmental information. This is on going through our business training events, workshops, work with Marine Environmental Champion businesses and range of Marine Visitor Charters. Jan – March 2010 Common Further development of programme to assess awareness via surveywork in collaboration with partners including SWCCIP and SWT, using research carried out using the CoaST network. Low awareness in the tourism sector generally of extreme weather impact, in particular. Local Resource depletion work undertaken; training of staff by Global Action plan. ERA (Energy resilience audit) workshop delivered. Collaboration with Business Link on access to Business Development Vouchers to subsidise full ERA cost. Information on further support from the full ERA toolkit publicised across the CoaST network. Information on further support from the full ERA toolkit publicised across the CoaST network to over 1,000 members. Development of full NEAII page on CoaST network with links, products, case studies and information. Jan – Oct 09 ACT 4.4 Common Range of activities undertaken to raise awareness on marine leisure activities Local Development of programme to assess awareness via surveywork in collaboration with partners Resource depletion audit work underway in conjunction with Global Action Plan and the Transition Towns movement development of oil vulnerability audit extra event in conjunction with Business Link. Development of reap model (footprinting) in terms of incorpoation of maine issues Engagement with Green Blue ref on-line web tool for assessing c/change impact development of first marine visitor charter and logging of use by businesses recruitment of first three ambassador/champion businesses and development of champion charter Joint promotion of Green Blue campaign
  • ACT 4.5 Communicate and promote the organisation of events that will raise the profile and improve the environment credentials of the watersport sector April – June 2010 Common 4.5.1 Sustainable management of nautical events: CoaST is liaising with event guide authors in Cornwall. To assess, current practices. Also continuing information exchange with the Green Blue, to research Best Practice. The Green Blue is working with The Olympics Committee to assist its shore side venues such as Weymouth to be sustainable. CoaST will communicate with Green Blue on this and feed in information to the Environment leads. 4.5.2 Coordinated events: Initiatives Oceanes: CoaST has delivered a joint beach clean with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) in April. Collected 24 bags of litter at approximately 59kg in total, also recycled one bag of glass and resturned 1 bag &amp;quot;Return to Offender&amp;quot; Campaign.Also involved with education around associated issues through it&apos;s Change for Good event. E.g. SAS involved as speakers and also in the Change on the Beaches workshop. Cornwall Council&apos;s Beach Ranger Service, as Marine Environmental Champions also played a similar role at this event as did CWT. Additional joint beach clean planned with CWT for early July. See below for more information. (4.7) 4.5.2 Cornwall attended the Environment and Tourism conference in Ayamonte in June 2010. Alex Lake spoke about &apos;low-I impact watersports tourism&apos; Local 4.6 CoaST gathering information to assess current Best Practice, desk research and phone enquiries. Building upon past experience, such as the compilation of The Greener Events Guide and the establishment of Corporate Cornwall. Meeting with The Green Blue&apos;s Sustainable Facilities Officer in April, to assess current best practice for marine events, and learning from their Best Practice for Green Marine Events. 4.6 Bespoke Visitor Charter for the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week handbook 2010. (750 copies) Liaison with The Green Blue. Regarding the recent release of Henri Lloyds&apos; Environmental Policy, The Green Blue were instrumental in writing this, The Policy makes reference to ensuring Henri Lloyd sponsored events are sustainable. Liaising with The Green Blue about 2011 Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, to &apos;Green&apos; the event, and possible joint working opportunities. 4.6 &amp; 4.8 Meeting with Falmouth BID Manager, to assess the possibility of working together next year to make Falmouth Week 2011 more sustainable. 4.7 &amp; 4.8 Joint beach clean with Surfers Against Sewage in April at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay. Information disseminated across The Blue Gym network. Also disseminated by a CoaST member business across their own website blog. This business is based on the West Cornwall coast and is keen to promote responsible behaviour, whilst accessing the coastal environment. 4.7 Planning work for joint beach clean with CWT, South West Water and the Beach Care Project (Joint project between the EA and Tidy Britain) this will be held at Porthtowan, planned date 03/07/10. 4.8 Bespoke Visitor Charter for the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week handbook 2010. Will be distributed to all competitors and host sailing clubs. Joint editorial with CMN also included in this publication to promote the NEA2 Project. 4.8 Working with Cornwall Wildlife Trust through their role as Marine Environmental Champions and the Your Shore Project for Cornwall&apos;s Voluntary Marine Conservation Areas (VMCAs).To promote best practice. Also examining methodologies by which CWT can assist fellow Marine Environmental Champions to ensure their own business operations minimiser their impact upon the marine environment. 4.9 Liaison with all existing award schemes in Cornwall to integrate a Sustainable marine leisure award. Feedback form all schemes, is that all schemes are at capacity. Therefore we will encourage our businesses, to enter the various award schemes. Jan – March 2010 Common Engagement with local partners on potential events delivery Extensive engagement with North Cornwall Beach Rangers team on working with cluster of businesses in Widemouth Bay Local Development of annual CoaST event planned for April to include significant section on environmenntal marine issues, with a range of local and national speakers. Beach clean planned in conjunction with Surfers Against Sewage. Target: Local residents, and staff from local businesses. 7,000 copies of the marine visitor charter printed and distributed. Generic charter being used by all champions. First tailored visitor charter developed for one of the champions. Green Blue campaign now jointly promoted across the CoaST network, and on website. AUTRES INFORMATIONS / COMMENTAIRES … Total of 6 marine champions now signed up to the Champion Agreement. Engagement with Cornwall Awards bodies on integration of marine environmental best practice award component. Jan – Oct 09 Common Engagement with local partners on potential events delivery
  • ACT 4.5 Communicate and promote the organisation of events that will raise the profile and improve the environment credentials of the watersport sector April – June 2010 Common 4.5.1 Sustainable management of nautical events: CoaST is liaising with event guide authors in Cornwall. To assess, current practices. Also continuing information exchange with the Green Blue, to research Best Practice. The Green Blue is working with The Olympics Committee to assist its shore side venues such as Weymouth to be sustainable. CoaST will communicate with Green Blue on this and feed in information to the Environment leads. 4.5.2 Coordinated events: Initiatives Oceanes: CoaST has delivered a joint beach clean with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) in April. Collected 24 bags of litter at approximately 59kg in total, also recycled one bag of glass and resturned 1 bag &amp;quot;Return to Offender&amp;quot; Campaign.Also involved with education around associated issues through it&apos;s Change for Good event. E.g. SAS involved as speakers and also in the Change on the Beaches workshop. Cornwall Council&apos;s Beach Ranger Service, as Marine Environmental Champions also played a similar role at this event as did CWT. Additional joint beach clean planned with CWT for early July. See below for more information. (4.7) 4.5.2 Cornwall attended the Environment and Tourism conference in Ayamonte in June 2010. Alex Lake spoke about &apos;low-I impact watersports tourism&apos; Local 4.6 CoaST gathering information to assess current Best Practice, desk research and phone enquiries. Building upon past experience, such as the compilation of The Greener Events Guide and the establishment of Corporate Cornwall. Meeting with The Green Blue&apos;s Sustainable Facilities Officer in April, to assess current best practice for marine events, and learning from their Best Practice for Green Marine Events. 4.6 Bespoke Visitor Charter for the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week handbook 2010. (750 copies) Liaison with The Green Blue. Regarding the recent release of Henri Lloyds&apos; Environmental Policy, The Green Blue were instrumental in writing this, The Policy makes reference to ensuring Henri Lloyd sponsored events are sustainable. Liaising with The Green Blue about 2011 Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, to &apos;Green&apos; the event, and possible joint working opportunities. 4.6 &amp; 4.8 Meeting with Falmouth BID Manager, to assess the possibility of working together next year to make Falmouth Week 2011 more sustainable. 4.7 &amp; 4.8 Joint beach clean with Surfers Against Sewage in April at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay. Information disseminated across The Blue Gym network. Also disseminated by a CoaST member business across their own website blog. This business is based on the West Cornwall coast and is keen to promote responsible behaviour, whilst accessing the coastal environment. 4.7 Planning work for joint beach clean with CWT, South West Water and the Beach Care Project (Joint project between the EA and Tidy Britain) this will be held at Porthtowan, planned date 03/07/10. 4.8 Bespoke Visitor Charter for the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week handbook 2010. Will be distributed to all competitors and host sailing clubs. Joint editorial with CMN also included in this publication to promote the NEA2 Project. 4.8 Working with Cornwall Wildlife Trust through their role as Marine Environmental Champions and the Your Shore Project for Cornwall&apos;s Voluntary Marine Conservation Areas (VMCAs).To promote best practice. Also examining methodologies by which CWT can assist fellow Marine Environmental Champions to ensure their own business operations minimiser their impact upon the marine environment. 4.9 Liaison with all existing award schemes in Cornwall to integrate a Sustainable marine leisure award. Feedback form all schemes, is that all schemes are at capacity. Therefore we will encourage our businesses, to enter the various award schemes. Jan – March 2010 Common Engagement with local partners on potential events delivery Extensive engagement with North Cornwall Beach Rangers team on working with cluster of businesses in Widemouth Bay Local Development of annual CoaST event planned for April to include significant section on environmenntal marine issues, with a range of local and national speakers. Beach clean planned in conjunction with Surfers Against Sewage. Target: Local residents, and staff from local businesses. 7,000 copies of the marine visitor charter printed and distributed. Generic charter being used by all champions. First tailored visitor charter developed for one of the champions. Green Blue campaign now jointly promoted across the CoaST network, and on website. AUTRES INFORMATIONS / COMMENTAIRES … Total of 6 marine champions now signed up to the Champion Agreement. Engagement with Cornwall Awards bodies on integration of marine environmental best practice award component. Jan – Oct 09 Common Engagement with local partners on potential events delivery
  • Collected 24 bags of litter approximately 59kg in total, also recycled one bag of glass Returned 1 bag &amp;quot;Return to Offender&amp;quot; Campaign. Also involved with education around associated issues through it&apos;s Change for Good event. E.g. SAS involved as speakers and also in the Change on the Beaches workshop. Cornwall Council&apos;s Beach Ranger Service, as Marine Environmental Champions also played a similar role at this event as did CWT. Additional joint CWT joint Beach Clean.
  • CoaST and the marine environment

    1. 1. NEA2 - Atlantic Area Marine Leisure Sector Conference Dynamics of Business Innovation Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall. 14 th October 2010 Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project - CoaST Jacqui Piper- Business Advisor.  
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>1,160 Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 Counties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 Countries </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Environmental Common Transnational Actions <ul><li>4.2.1 Environmental training plans for the nautical sector. </li></ul><ul><li>4.3.1 Eco-management guide for nautical structures. </li></ul><ul><li>4.3.2 Blue Flag support for marinas. </li></ul><ul><li>4.4.1Raising awareness of environmental issues amongst people practicing marine leisure activities. </li></ul><ul><li>4.4.2 Promote the dissemination of environmental information. </li></ul><ul><li>4.5.1 Common Guide book for sustainable events . </li></ul><ul><li>4.5.2 Coordinated regional events, A.A. Marine Leisure and Environment days. </li></ul>
    4. 4. 4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector. (protecting and valuing the maritime environment) <ul><li>Training provision and gap analysis completed. </li></ul><ul><li>FINDINGS: </li></ul><ul><li>British Marine Federation (BMF) </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Yachting Association (RYA) </li></ul><ul><li>- only providers of training. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT: Barriers - time, cost, distance, members only </li></ul><ul><li>No training provided by other marine, or non marine organisations, </li></ul><ul><li>The solution? Meet these gaps …. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    5. 5. 4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector. (protecting and valuing the maritime environment) Cont. <ul><li>The development of an open training framework for key players and professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>The Green Blue - Update training 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Energy Resilience Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. reliance on oil supplies) </li></ul><ul><li>(Transition Training and Consulting) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Environment Agency – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionals Training - December 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Training - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planned for Spring 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector. (protecting and valuing the maritime environment) Cont.
    7. 7. <ul><li>CoaST - Awareness raising - </li></ul><ul><li>“ Change for Good” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Change on the Beaches workshop” </li></ul><ul><li>Beach cleans </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector. (protecting and valuing the maritime environment) Cont.
    8. 8. 4.2.1 Improve current levels of training held within the sector. (protecting and valuing the maritime environment) Cont. Working with our, Marine Environmental Champion Businesses One of our Champions Harlyn Surf School Opportunity to become a CoaST Ambassador Business in the future.
    9. 9. 4.3.1 Eco-management guide for nautical structures <ul><li>Sharing and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Input </li></ul><ul><li>Commentary </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership work - The Green Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrating </li></ul><ul><li>The Green Blue, as Best Practice in the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of - </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies, publications and engagement tools to encourage positive choices and behaviour change. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    10. 10. 4.3.2 Blue Flag Support for Marinas Blue Flag status for marinas has been withdrawn by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ and as such no longer exisits in the UK. Mark Chappelhow, Coastal Programmes Manager, Keep Britain Tidy “ The Blue Flag Marina Scheme has not run in England for a number of years due to no interest in the scheme. If there was enough interest we may review opening the scheme and looking at the administration involved.” (October 2010)  
    11. 11. 4.3.2 Blue Flag Support for Marinas <ul><li>No UK scheme available; however CoaST research 2010 revealed that there is interest in the scheme. </li></ul><ul><li>33 Ports and Harbours across Cornwall contacted. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 heard of the award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 would like to go for it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fowey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Previously held Blue Flag status in 2007. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 of only 5 marinas in the country to do so. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would like to achieve this again, should it become available. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Ports and Harbours with Marinas: had a variety of mechanisms in place in the absence of the Blue Fag award </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental policies, recycling facilities & litter patrols </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management Plans, EMS, ISO 9001 & 14001, Eco Ports </li></ul>
    12. 12. 4.3.2 Blue Flag Support for Marinas In Cornwall it has been agreed that the; Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) will be used for watersports centres and activity providers, who would like to achieve a recognised certification. CoaST has supported over; 140 businesses towards this certification (highest number in the UK).
    13. 13. 4.4.1 Raise awareness of environmental issues amongst people practising marine leisure activities Supporting our partners to ensure training programmes include sustainability criteria.   Template environmental policy for sailing clubs in Cornwall.  
    14. 14. 4.4.2 Promote the dissemination of environmental information <ul><li>Through - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business training events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitor Charters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting the Green Blue and their resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using our network of Marine Environmental Champions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul>Joint business information pack produced by, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and CoaST.  
    15. 15. 4.5.1 Common Guide book for sustainable events Draft Good Practice Guide Green Marine Leisure Events Management
    16. 16. 4.5.1 - CoaST Marine Visitor Charter designed for NEAII. Included in the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2010 Handbook Competitors and Clubs. 700 copies. (Week of race sailing in Falmouth, Cornwall)  
    17. 17. Promoting and supporting events, organising, co-ordinating, supporting and promoting events. 4.5.2 Co-ordinated regional events <ul><li>Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and CoaST, team up to provide education and a joint beach clean. </li></ul><ul><li>CoaST Change for Good Event – </li></ul><ul><li>2 days </li></ul>
    18. 18. 4.5.2 Coordinated regional events
    19. 19. Thank you! Jacqui Piper CoaST: Tel 01872 562 057 [email_address] www.coastproject.co.uk This activity is part of the NEA2 (Nautisme Espace Atlantique) project which aims for the sustainable development of the watersports industry in the European Atlantic Area.  NEA2  is managed by Cornwall Development Company on behalf of Cornwall Council and is part financed by European Regional Development Funds from the Interreg IVb Transnational Cooperation Atlantic Area Fund, Cornwall Council and participating local organisations*

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