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Wholescape Approach to Marine Management (WAMM)


This web page hosts a variety of resources about the Wholescape Approach to Marine Management (WAMM), which was established to drive closer collaboration between the Catchment Based Approach ‘CaBA’ Partnerships, Coastal Partnerships and the Coastal Partnerships Network (CPN), linking the coastal environment to the terrestrial and freshwater components upstream. The project has identified the multiple and synergistic benefits that can arise from adopting a collaborative approach to estuarine and coastal waters, including the potential to deliver larger more holistic environmental projects that encompass a more diverse range of stakeholders.

The page includes a Coastal and Estuarine Data Package and Data Explorer that enables users to access a national evidence base of over 150 environmental datasets from catchments to coasts without the need for any specialist GIS software (this is also accessible via the Catchment Based Approach Working Group hub, see separate entry). Users can use the Explorer to add and overlay datasets, create their own maps and extract data for their area of interest. The data layers are also available to pull into their own mapping software or shared information platform.

The data package and explorer empower CaBA and Coastal Partnerships, and other stakeholders, helping them to identify priorities for action and underpin plans and project proposals with data and evidence. The page also includes an overview Storymap of the main legislation and policy areas relating to the freshwater, coastal and marine environments, and a Roadmap for collaboration that identifies key barriers.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Ecosystem restoration


  • Coastal and marine
  • Freshwater
  • Rivers
  • Seagrass
  • Saltmarsh

Challenges addressed

  • Biodiversity

Source | The Rivers Trust and Coastal Partnerships Network, hosted on the Catchment based Approach (CABA) website

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