BGS – British Geological Survey
The world's longest established national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise. A public sector organisation responsible for advising the UK government on all aspects of geoscience as well as providing impartial geological advice to industry, academia and the public.
BMAPA - British Marine Aggregate Producers Association
The trade association of Britain’s marine aggregate industry.
BWEA – British Wind Energy Association
The British Wind Energy Association is the trade and professional body for the UK wind industry.
CCW – Countryside Council for Wales
The Government's adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment.
Cefas - Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences
A scientific research and advisory centre working in fisheries management, environmental protection and aquaculture.
Worldwide producer of cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates.
The Crown Estate
The Crown Estate owns many properties including many of the UK's cityscapes, ancient forests, farms, parkland, coastline and communities.
English Nature champions the conservation of wildlife, geology and wild places in England. A Government agency set up by the Environment Protection Act 1990 and funded by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
English Nature now forms part of Natural England: Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, costal and marine areas. Natural England brings together English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service.
Public body for protecting and improving the environment in
England and Wales.
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Guarding Gower for all it is worth.
Hanson is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of heavy building materials.
JNCC – Joint Nature Conservation Commitee
The UK Government's wildlife adviser, undertaking national and international conservation work on behalf of the three country nature conservation agencies English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales.
Llanelli Sand Dredging Ltd.
Supplying sea dredged sand to the local communities.
Raising awareness of Britain's wonderful marine animals.
MarLIN – Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland
Providing information to support marine environmental management, protection and education.
MBA – Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Promoting investigation and dissemination of information of the sea.
The Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) is a leading international collaborative research and technological development (RTD) facilitator and provider of project management services to the minerals and related industries.
MCS – Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK Charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife.
NERC- Natural Environment Research Council
Promoting and supporting research, survey and long-term environmental monitoring in earth sciences by advancing knowledge and technology and providing advice.
National Maritime Museum
The largest maritime museum in the world.
NBN - The National Biodiversity Network
The NBN is a project to build the UK's first network of biodiversity information.
ODPM - Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Creating sustainable communities. The ODPM is now Communities and Local Government. Having a vision of prosperous and cohesive communities, offering a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for all.
Quarry Products Association
The Quarry Products Association is the trade body for UK companies supplying all types of quarry products.
South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee (SWSFC)
Regulating, managing and enhancing the inshore sea fisheries of South Wales and West Wales.
Quality content-rich software about living things, for home and school.
United Marine Aggregates
One of Britain's leading producers of marine aggregate.
University of Wales, Bangor
Offers graduate and postgraduate courses. The School of Ocean Sciences is one of the largest marine science departments in Europe. They jointly own the R.V. Prince Madog with VT Group plc, from which the Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat surveys were carried out.
University of Wales, Swansea
Offers graduate and postgraduate courses, including Marine Sciences. They own R.V. Noctiluca, from which several of the Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat surveys were carried out.
Welsh Assembly Government - Countryside
The Department for Environment, Planning and the Countryside.