North Devon Biosphere is one of 668 Reserves in 122 countries designated by UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme and was the first of 6 to be designated in the UK.
The designation secures a better future by linking people and nature today.
The Ocean is the foundation of all life, an extraordinary and largely unexplored place that is teeming with fascinatingly diverse plants and animals. Together with currents and natural systems, they shape our planet.
Take a look at what makes us one of the most exciting Ocean conservation charities in the world.
Plastic Free North Devon is a local environmental charity started by volunteers who want to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment in North Devon and beyond.
Our mission is to protect and improve our environment through community-led action to combat plastic pollution.
24/7 dedicated marine life rescue service - If you see a mammal in distress please call
BDMLR RESCUE HOTLINE: 01825 765546 (24hr) or RSPCA hotline (England & Wales): 0300 1234 999 SSPCA hotline (Scotland): 03000 999 999. You will receive further advice over the phone. If there is a problem with the animal, there are some important things you can do to help:
Led by ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn – was founded in 2014 to shift the way people feel, think and act by building a global network of multidisciplinary women who can contribute to world-class scientific studies
The SHiFT Method, created by Emily Penn, is designed to help people find their role in solving the world’s most pressing issues.
A group of marine and coastal scientists and professionals, as well as people from other walks of life, who are passionate about bringing science and citizens together. We want to work on a micro-level to achieve change on a bigger scale, by offering exciting events where marine scientists and professionals can engage directly with local communities. We wish to foster a feeling of mutual benefit, increase ocean literacy and help empower coastal communities.
The RYA recognises that the protection of the environment is an integral part of our business. We believe that environmental damage is avoidable so will do everything reasonably practicable to prevent it to ensure that our members can continue to enjoy the experience of boating in a clean environment.
The 5 Gyres Impact: Discovered 5.25 trillion particles of plastic smog equaling 270,000 metric tons (which is less than 1% of the new plastic made in a single year) Diverted 16 billion microbeads from the ocean with the #beadfree pledge resulting in the Microbeads Free Waters Act of 2015.
We are proud to bank with Triodos, their financial and banking services are for savers, investors and organisations who want to change the world for the better. Over 700,000 customers are already playing their part in the positive movement, making Triodos one of the world’s most sustainable banks.
The UK Wild Otter Trust is a Devon-based charity dedicated to protecting and promoting a positive understanding of the European otter and its conservation. We are proud to support this trust in their critical work of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing one of our native species, the otter.
The UK's first fuel cell ferry operates in the historic Bristol Harbour, now in its seventh year. The Hydrogenesis ferry has been a great success in demonstrating the versatility and durability of Auriga Energy's Hydrogen fuel cell systems in passenger carrying operations in a variety of environmental conditions.
REAP stands for Renewable Energy and Advanced Propulsion. Back in 2003 we were the first in Europe to test large Li-ion batteries for propulsion systems and recognise their potential. A decade on, REAP systems continues to be an innovation leader in this technology.
The Victron product range includes sinewave inverters, sinewave inverters/chargers, battery chargers, DC/DC converters, transfer switches, battery monitors and more. Worldwide, Victron Energy has a strong, unrivalled reputation for technical innovation, reliability, and build quality.
Fischer Panda UK has enjoyed continued success in its three core marketplaces, Marine, Vehicle and Defence since its original inception in 1994. Originally a supplier and installer of generators, it has grown organically to now offer its customers design, supply of high performance power delivery systems
Silentwind is lightweight (6kg), built in aluminium alloy suitable for marine environment, corrosion protected, stainless steel shaft, waterproof sealed bearings. The Silent Power Blades are produced in carbon fiber, hand-laminated, with great resistance and minimum noise emission, which is the great differentiator of the Silentwind.
World-leading and with an extensive model range to suit all needs. Starting with the Tough++ featuring a record-holding and simply stunning 25.1% efficiency. SUNBEAMsystem flexible solar panels are available in different models and with extra features.
GT Yachts was established in 2011 by Chartered Engineer and Naval Architect Conrad Cockburn. Their mission is to bring you modern, high performing yachts, the design of which however, does not lose sight of tried and tested traditional solutions. With a fresh look at what a cruiser should provide NDM are assisting with a revolutionary new power train, a modern style designed with full offshore capability.
Lynch Motors have collaborated with a variety of companies and individuals within the marine industry, providing a multitude of innovative solutions to power vessels electrically.
Their electric motor is ideally suited to narrow boats, canal barges, house and hire boats, sailing boats, racing yachts and more.
The core aim of the business is to deliver excellence. Both in the quality of its membership services, its representation of the interests of members and the boating community alike and, most importantly, in the quality of its members.
The Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC) is the gateway for accessing comprehensive research and development support as well as cutting-edge facilities and expertise.Providing services up to the leading edge of advanced marine technology development, the MBTC is supporting Devon-based SMEs through research, testing, proving and production.
If you'd like to follow our journey please subscribe below,