Deben Estuary Partnership

About the DEP

Our participatory network of stakeholders, including the local estuary community, with a collective vision to protect the future of the Deben

Deben Observatory

Access to local, regional and national monitoring programmes and data covering the Deben estuary and coastal environments

Deben Estuary Management Plan

Find out more about the current estuary management plan, and the steps we are taking toward a new one, and the consultation process

Deben Research

Projects relating to environments, features, and perspectives across the Deben estuary

Contact us

Get in touch if you want to know more, get involved, or just have something to say

Deben Soundings

Integration and collaboration between art and science to widen participation and engagement in estuary governance

Deben Inlet Imagery

View the most recent, cloud-free satellite imagery of the Deben inlet and estuary

Deben Library

Reports, documents, and papers that cover features, facts, and investigations on the Deben

Bawdsey PhotoPosts

The citizen-science, crowd-sourcing monitoring and research initiative that we hope to see expanded throughout the estuary

Bawdsey Coastal Monitoring

Did you know that Bawdsey has a weather station – look at the data online here!

External activities and groups with aligned interests

Woodbridge Riverside Trust

Celebrating the Deben’s outstanding maritime heritage and riverside environment, through exhibitions and talks

River Deben Association

The river/estuary user group supporting the protection of the Deben

Alde & Ore Community Partnership

The stakeholder partnership of our neighbouring Suffolk estuary valley

Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB

Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB provide a lead on key issues that affect the future, supporting and facilitating the work of others


You will likely see adverts when you visit this website as we are using a free web service – but this allows us to keep our running costs low, and dedicate our limited funds to priority activities for the benefit of the Deben estuary.