As this year’s World Oceans Day approaches, maybe take a moment to consider blue space.
In the past year or so many people have discovered the joys of a reciprocal relationship with the ocean.
The Marine Conservation Society has a wealth of information on how blue space can help us and just as importantly, how we can help the health of our oceans.
Blue Health Project
Researchers from across Europe recently spent four years working on the Blue Health Project exploring links between blue spaces and human health and well-being. This multidisciplinary project looked at urban and rural blue spaces and explored the potential uses of virtual bluespace.
The BlueHealth Benefits resource provides a snapshot of the evidence collected and useful links. It also considers some challenges and opportunities for urban blue spaces in the future. The Blue Health You Tube channel has a selection of resources on the benefits of blue spaces. Blue Health – YouTube The Blue Health website has links to research, case studies and toolkits Resources – BlueHealth (bluehealth2020.eu).
For those looking to enjoy swimming in our local inland waterways, the Broads Authority has advice and support on accessing the benefits of outdoor swimming safely Outdoor swimming (broads-authority.gov.uk)