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Save Our Saltmarsh

Saltmarsh tank experiment

Funded through the RESILCOAST and CoastWEB projects, we have developed two wave tanks that allow us to demonstrate a range of topics, including coastal management, coastal flooding and working with nature as a mechanism of flood management.

The tanks have been on something of a road trip over recent years, participating in Greenman Festival, Soapbox Science, Pint of Science and the Welsh National Eisteddfod.

Find out more about some of these events.

Through engaging with the tanks, we encourage people to ‘control the tides’ and become the ‘wave makers’.  Each tank examines a different aspect of salt marshes, as an example of working with nature to effectively protect our coastlines.

Participants are invited to manage the coastline of a model village, examining the best way to protect it from storms and sea-level rise. The activity showcases the value of working with nature and the importance of understanding our coastlines in order to properly address the impacts associated with climate change.