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…

Trialling the rolling ball risk maps

At the heart of Loe Pool Forum’s (LPF) approach to addressing water environment risks is the idea of Integrated Catchment Management (ICM); “a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability…

Scanning the Loe

Neil Wood at the Camborne School or Mines (CSM) recently surveyed the Loe using a side-scan sonar and his finds were pretty exciting! they included WW2 wreckage, underground caves, ‘British record’ sized Perch, remanents of a harbour wall and some sunken boats. Here is Neill interpreting one of the images: This side-scan sonar image of…

What’s going on under Zachary’s Bridge then?

The Environment Agency has recently carried out work manage flood risk in Helston. This involved removal of accumulated silt at St Johns Road Bridge, County Road Bridge and Zachary’s Bridge on the River Cober at Helston  to ensure the river channel capacity is maximised at these priority locations. Works were also carried to repair the…

Man on a beach

Man on a beach is a fascinating and refreshing project which is simply trying to capture what beaches mean to people around the UK. The camera is pointed on a beach goer and the question “What does the beach mean to you…?” is asked. In answer people recall their emotions, perceptions and hopes about their beach.…

Making the invisible visible

We have just dug this visually provocative project out the archives: The Water Treatment Plant. Bruce Davies is an Cornish artist motivated by the history of landscape and its changing use. Bruce undertook a year long (2007-2008) artist residency with the National Trust (NT). During this residency Bruce explored the issues of water pollution, visitor…