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Bitesize: How Do Rock Lighthouses Move in Storms?

13th December 2023 @ 1:00 am 1:45 am

Maintenance engineers on rock lighthouses have reported disturbing vibrations, notably during the violent winter storms of 2013/14. With predictions of sea level rise and changes to storm patterns, Trinity House (the UK lighthouses owners) commissioned the University of Plymouth to investigate whether the survivability of rock lighthouses is in question. A pilot project on the Eddystone lighthouse was quickly followed by an extensive investigation on several lighthouses in the UK and Ireland. This talk will describe some of the major challenges and findings, including a recent notable event that affected the Wolf Rock lighthouse off Landโ€™s End.

Alison Raby is a Professor of Environmental Fluid Mechanics at the University of Plymouth, where she leads the COAST Engineering Research Group. Alison is an expert on the interactions of extreme waves with coastal structures, having obtained her doctorate in extreme wave overtopping at the University of Oxford. She has recently led the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and UK General Lighthouse Authority-funded STORMLAMP project, a collaboration with UCL and Exeter University that has shed light on the structural response of rock lighthouses to wave impacts. She also conducts international post-tsunami reconnaissance missions under the auspices of the Institution of Structural Engineers. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. 

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Everyoneโ€™s invited to a free โ€˜pop-upโ€™ creative light installation experience in Plymouth City Centre this half term from 15-17 February ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ™Œ

Supported by the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, the installation celebrates our city's connection to the ocean.

Keep the little ones occupied with a free childrenโ€™s arts and crafts workshops on Thursday and Friday from 4-6pm ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ

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ยฃ1.8 million of Youth Investment Fund has been awarded to our gateway partner, Tinside Lido! ๐Ÿฅณ

This will bring massive transformations that will benefit Plymouth youths, citizens and visitors alike.

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Check out a list of vacancies based around our National Marine Park!๐ŸŒŠ
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We are SO excited to announce that our NEW podcast is now live! ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿคฉ

Tune into episode 1 of 'Sounds Amazing' where Elaine and Tudor touch on how Plymouth Sound became designated the UK's first - and so far only - Marine Park.

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A fly through of whatโ€™s in store for 2024 ๐Ÿš€ ๐ŸŒŠ

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Exciting news ๐Ÿคฉ
Weโ€™re launching our very own podcast - Sounds Amazing - next week! Make sure you tune in to hear about how Plymouth became home to the UKโ€™s first National Marine Park.

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In case you missed our exciting news yesterday, here's a recap! ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’™ #ThanksToNationalLotteryPlayers

We secured ยฃ11.6m of funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund! @heritagefunduk

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๐ŸฅณWe did it!๐Ÿฅณ

We've been awarded ยฃ11.6m from The National Lottery Heritage Fund @heritagefunduk to deliver the UK's first National Marine Park!

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๐ŸŽ‰ WE DID IT ๐Ÿฅณ

Weโ€™re super excited to announce that Plymouth has been successful in its bid to secure ยฃ11.6m from @heritagefunduk to deliver a transformational five-year programme. ๐ŸŽŠ

In a UK first, our National Marine Park will create a blueprint for future models, ensuring that people and planet come together to realise a new and sustainable relationship with the sea. ๐ŸŒŠ

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Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) are fierce predators in our National Marine Park. They have on-demand changing camouflage, beak-like jaws and eight 'arms' with two tentacles around the mouth.

Common Cuttlefish makes light work of crabs, fish and even small cuttlefish. They don't fancy us humans though so you'll be safe to watch them being cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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A cracking heavenly light on our breakwater! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜

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This cold weather won't stop Plymouth's sea swimmers ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒŠ Well done you brave people!

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A brilliant photo of a Snakelocks Anemone. They may look beautiful and harmless but don't touch! They can release tiny barbs that have proven very irritating if you get them in your eyes ๐Ÿ‘€

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A dramatic sky over our National Marine Park. Maybe the wind will blow in some more glorious sunshine? โ˜€๏ธ

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This striking character is a male Corkwing Wrasse (Symphodus melops) and is carrying seaweed to an elaborate nest that he's working on.

This Corkwing Wrasse is well in season (photo taken in spring/summer) with his bright colouration ๐ŸŒˆ

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