The East Coast Regional Environment Characterisation (REC) studies the geology, ecology and archaeology of an extensive area of the seafloor (3,300km2) off the East Anglian coast.  The aim of this research is to help us understand how we can use the sea sustainably.

Find out what the scientists discovered by clicking on the links below.

What can we learn about the past?
What lives on and in the seabed?

What is our seabed made of?

How can scientific research help us use the sea responsibly?


You can download the full East Coast Regional Environmental Characterisation survey report from the MALSF website.