Members & Funding

Welsh Assembly Government

British Geological Survey


Crown Estate

Miro - Mineral Industry Research Organisation

Office of the deputy prime minister

The study steering group includes members from:

  • Welsh Assembly Government
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)
  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
  • Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO)
  • National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW)
  • British Geological Survey (BGS)
  • University of Wales Bangor (UWB)
  • Countryside Council for Wales (CCW)
  • Marine Conservation Society (MCS)
  • Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales
  • South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee (SWSFC)
  • City & County of Swansea
  • University of Wales Swansea
  • Gower Society
  • Crown Estate
  • British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA)
  • Hanson Aggregates Marine
  • RMC Marine
  • United Marine Aggregates Ltd (UMA)
  • Llanelli Sand Dredging Ltd

Study funded by grants from:

  • The Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) for Wales (48%), administered by Welsh Assembly Government
  • The Sustainable Land-Won and Marine Dredged Aggregate Minerals Programme (SAMP) in England (30%), administered by the Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).

Additional funding provided by:

  • National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW)
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)/British Geological Survey (BGS)
  • Crown Estate
  • British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA)

Additional data in kind from:

  • British Geological Survey (BGS)
  • Maritime & Coast Guard Agency
  • Hanson Aggregates Marine
  • RMC Marine
  • United Marine Aggregates (UMA)
  • Llanelli Sand Dredging Ltd.


Dr Andrew S. Y. Mackie, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP (

J. W. Ceri James, British Geological Survey, Kingsley Dunham Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG (

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