CANAPE photograph wins North Sea Region award

10 November 2020 - Published by Harry Mach
Working as we do in some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe, as well as some of the most important for our climate, the CANAPE project has been blessed with many striking images showing the impact of our work. We recently submitted 5 images to the North Sea Region Programme photo contest, of which 2 made it through to the final. One of our images, shown below, was selected as the overall winner in the category "A more liveable North Sea Region."


Our winning entry in the category "A More Livable North Sea Region"

Accepting the award for the winning picture, project manager Harry Mach said, 

"It is important for people to understand the value of the peatlands around them. In the Broads National Park, the peats are estimated to store somewhere between 40 and 60 million tonnes of CO2, between 8 and 10 times the annual emissions of the County of Norfolk. We also need data to help inform land management decisions and protect the peat resource. 

The citizen science work with students meets both these objectives. Its important to understand that these students are volunteers, they are voluntarily doing this important work in hard conditions because they are passionate about the environment and the future they will have." 

A particular thank you and well done to Andrea and Natasha who have worked hard creating the Citizen Science Project, and Tom who took the picture. To read more about our citizen science work, see our webpage here, and news articles here and here. 

Our other finalists was in the category "A Greener North Sea Region." Although neither won the grand prize, we think they are both excellent pictures and worth sharing. 

A woman sat infront of a firebox, with a lit fire inside.

A woman sat infront of a lit firebox.

Our charcoal burner producing high quality BBQ charcoal from waste wetland wood. 

This picture shows the charcoal creation process under way, using our biochar retort. This produces sustainable charcoal from waste wetland wood. To learn more about this part of the project, please see our news stories here and here.