Hornsea Marine Flower

#hornseamarineflower / #hornseasamphire

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What’s so special about this location?

Hornsea lies on a stretch of Holderness Coast known for being the fastest eroding in Europe.

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The Hornsea Marine Flower ActiveLearning guardian is Wawne Primary School, who chose the name for the post location and hashtag. We’re inviting schools from across Hull and East Yorkshire to get involved and provide a #Hashtag name for a specific ActiveLearning location. We will include information about each naming school on the website page for that location, referencing them as ‘guardians’.

Explore, discover and capture moments to help our planet

CoastSnap works by enlisting members of the public to take part in our global citizen science project, to capture through your smartphone images of how our dynamic world is changing over time.

By using something called Photogrammetry, scientists can use your photos to make maps at an accuracy similar to that of professional survey team. This is why each location has a camera cradle for you to use and precisely orient your phone and photo. All the information can be recorded via the App or uploading to social media channels. The more photos we have of a particular location, the better our understanding becomes of how environments, such as coastlines, are changing over time, and thus helping communities, local government and stakeholders to better manage these valuable environments.

Add your snap

1. Visit one of our CoastSnap locations.
2. Open the app and create an account with your email address.
3. Select the CoastSnap station for your location.
4. Add your photo using the plus button to ‘update spot’ and follow the on-screen instructions.
5. Place your phone within the cradle so that the camera is facing away from you and is in the correct landscape position.
6. Complete the ‘update spot’ form in the app and save your snap to submit it. You can also upload a recent photo from your gallery.
7. If you don’t have the CoastSnap app, you can still share the photo via social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter handles)
8. Take the snap and share it via on our social media channels using the location hashtag #hornseamarineflower or #hornseasamphire

What happens to my snap?
We will use your CoastSnap images to map the way the environment changes over time. Your image is an accurate record of the locality at that moment. Your image will become part of a community database and will enable us to monitor how different environments are changing through time, creating time-lapse movies of the location.

What’s in the area?

Hornsea Mere

The largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and a Site of Special Scientific Interest and internationally important for birds, Hornsea Mere is perfect for a stroll by the water, bird spotting or simply feeding the ducks!

Mr Moo’s Icecream Parlour

East Yorkshire’s award-winning ice cream manufacturer, with over 35 flavours of real dairy ice cream made on the farm using milk and cream from local dairy herds, Mr Moo’s is a must visit for your icecream by the seaside!

Tolkien Triangle

Author of some of the most famous books in England, The Lord of the Ring Series, J R R Tolkien took residence in East Yorkshire during 1917-18 taking inspiration from the landscape for some of his work.

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