The Wash and North Norfolk coast are special, they are...

...the largest European Marine Site in the UK (107,000 hectares) and exceptional important.
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Incident Recording Process

What is an Incident?

An incident is recorded if any of the fifteen activities on site creates or could have created damage or disturbance to habitats or species For example: repeated low flying and/or aircraft actually disturbing flocks of birds, unauthorised barbeques with the potential to set fire to Marram Grass on dunes.

The fifteen activities are: Military Aviation, Civilian Aviation, Motorbikes, Cyclists, Dogs, Horse Riders, Litter, Pollution, Study Groups, Vehicles, Walkers, Water Sports, Wind Sports, Various Other Leisure Activities and any Other activities that are likely to cause disruption.

The EMS Management Scheme has been monitoring the incidence of these different forms of disturbance with its Incident Recording Process(IRP) since 2004. This information has proved most valuable, alerting the EMS to disturbance hot spots, as well as problem issues.

However, it was recognised the IRP had imperfections and we have now introduced an on-line procedure designed to make the IRP more streamlined to record incidents and easier for the volunteers to use, in the short term a paper-based alternative is being maintained for those who prefer it. (click the charts to enlarge them)