MOD Sanctuary Magazine Article

We featured in the November issue of the MOD’s Sanctuary Magazine! Thanks to Sarah Maiden (Environmental Manager at Kelda Water Services) and Tim Gibb (SHE Advisor at RNAS Culdrose) for writing this article. Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose, located in West Cornwall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, places great importance in its relationships with the local area and community.…

Upstream Thinking

Since July I’ve, Joe Oliver, taken on the diverse and interesting role of the Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer for the West Cornwall Catchments which includes the River Cober catchment. My background as a Conservation Adviser for Natural England working across Cornwall has given me a good start in the new area of work. The main…

Valuing the Cober – Ecosystem Services Mapping

In 2015 Katrina Threadgill conducted her MSc Geography dissertation on different ways people value the Cober catchment. You can read the full report here: Mapping social and biophysical values of ecosystem services on a catchment scale: a case study of the River Cober catchment, West Cornwall. Kindly Katrina has also summarised her research and findings for this…

What is the role of land use for downstream pollution and flooding?

Loe Pool Forum’s partnership with Exeter University’s Centre for Geography, Environment and Society has enabled mutually beneficial research opportunities. Geography students are granted data access and assistance on real world catchment problems and Loe Pool Forum benefit from insightful and useful reports. One recent research collaboration has been on the issue of land use and its relationship with downstream…

£2 million investment in Culdrose sewage treatment plant

Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose is located on the south side of Loe Pool and discharges its waste water into the Pool via a sewage sewage treatment plant on the Carminowe stream. In January 2015 RNAS Culdrose, in partnership with Kelda Water Services, completed a £2 Million investment in upgrading the sewage treatment plant. This is an…

Pollution: A Solution?

Loe Pool Forum works closely with Exeter University in order to ensure academic projects have ‘real world’ impact and to keep up with the latest research. In the following short video by Jamie Johnson et al from the Geography Department we hear about how environmental research is being used to understand aspects of past, present and future pollution. The video was…