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The South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is a collaborative initiative that is delivering economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area’s natural resources.

 

Impact, Projects & Partners

Wave Forecasting
Wave Forecasting

Co-creating Operational and Strategic Modelling Systems to Reduce Economic and Societal Impacts of Coastal Hazards

North Devon Marine Pioneer
North Devon Marine Pioneer

Natural Capital Assessment Tools for the North Devon Marine Pioneer (Phase 1)

Leak Detection
Leak Detection

Realising the potential for operational leak detection using landscape modelling and drone thermal imaging

Dartmoor & Exmoor Natural Capital
Dartmoor & Exmoor Natural Capital

Delivery of environmental, economic and social benefits in Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks through the use of natural capital approaches

25 Year Plan & North Devon Biosphere
25 Year Plan & North Devon Biosphere

Decision support for the 25 Year Environment Plan: The North Devon Biosphere and Pioneer

Sustainable Drainage
Sustainable Drainage

Assessment of potential for large scale implementation of sustainable drainage systems in the South West

Managing Green Space
Managing Green Space

Managing Green Space and Horticulture for Pollinators and People

Whole Catchment Water Management
Whole Catchment Water Management

Building evidence for a regional (whole catchment) based approach for water management (Phase 1)

Mainstreaming Environmental Growth (MEG)
Mainstreaming Environmental Growth (MEG)

Mainstreaming delivery of Cornwall’s Environmental Growth Strategy

South West Marine Planning
South West Marine Planning

Strengthening the science underpin of the South West Marine planning

Natural Environment Valuation Online tool (NEVO)
Natural Environment Valuation Online tool (NEVO)

Natural Environment Valuation Online tool (NEVO)

One Coast
One Coast

Establishing the foundations of The South West Coastal Corridor for nature and people

Coastal Change Management Areas
Coastal Change Management Areas

Supporting local planning authorities to understand and prepare for changes to the coastline

Delivering Natural Capital Assessment Tools for the Marine Economy in the South West
Delivering Natural Capital Assessment Tools for the Marine Economy in the South West

Developing tools and approaches to assess marine natural capital in the South West

A Natural Capital Plan for the Marine Pioneer
A Natural Capital Plan for the Marine Pioneer

Piloting the development of the first Marine Natural Capital Plan in England

SCILL-E (Site Classification to Inform Sustainable Lives and Livelihoods for Fisheries and Ecosystems)
SCILL-E (Site Classification to Inform Sustainable Lives and Livelihoods for Fisheries and Ecosystems)

Research to ensure the Isles of Scilly has healthy seas

Applying a Natural Capital Approach to Sustainability Appraisal
Applying a Natural Capital Approach to Sustainability Appraisal

Understanding how natural capital approaches fit with existing regulations and practice

Key Performance Indicators for Marine Environmental Growth
Key Performance Indicators for Marine Environmental Growth

Supporting Cornwall Council to develop meaningful marine-focused targets

Sustainable Seafood
Sustainable Seafood

Investigating the value of labelling schemes to small-scale fish and shellfish businesses

Sustainable Recreation Futures
Sustainable Recreation Futures

Understanding the outdoor recreational benefits in Plymouth

Water Quality and Aquaculture
Water Quality and Aquaculture

Water quality management underpinning sustainable aquaculture and its expansion in South West England

Investing in Nature for Health
Investing in Nature for Health

Working with partners across the South West to inform and support activities that provide benefits to health and wellbeing, and the environment

Policy for Pollinators
Policy for Pollinators

Building policy and legacy opportunities for pollinator management in the South West and beyond

Quantitative Habitat Mapping
Quantitative Habitat Mapping

Developing and embedding novel remote-sensing methods for mapping of woodland, moorlands and key habitats in support of more profitable and sustainable landscape management

Biodiversity and Environmental Net Gain
Biodiversity and Environmental Net Gain

Delivering Environmental Net Gain by addressing knowledge gaps, understanding social preferences and exploring delivery mechanisms

Whole Catchment Water Management – phase 2
Whole Catchment Water Management – phase 2

Building evidence for a regional (whole catchment) based approach for water management