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UK Marine Pressures-Activities Database “PAD”: Methods Report 2018


The pressures-activities database “PAD” (2018) is a revised version of the PAD (2015) developed by JNCC using the outputs of the Defra-commissioned contract ME5218 (Defra 2015).

JNCC has re-developed the PAD, firstly to re-format and update it to align with NE’s advice on operations and Marine Scotland/Scottish Natural Heritage’s FeAST tools to the extent possible, whilst still maintaining much of the evidence base collated under project ME5218, and secondly to include additional activities relevant to the offshore that were not included in the 2015 version or the existing tools.

Whilst the key driver for the PAD (2018) update is to support the advice on operations for UK offshore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), it will also be used for other areas of work including non-MPA projects such as the development of biodiversity indicators for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

More information on the Pressures-Activities Database is available on the Marine Activities and Pressures Evidence webpage.

Please note, a revised version of this report was published in March 2021, to address some broken links.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018·08·16

Robson, L.M., Fincham, J., Peckett, F.J., Frost, N., Jackson, C., Carter, A.J. & Matear, L. 2018. UK Marine Pressures-Activities Database “PAD”: Methods Report. JNCC Report No. 624, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

The Pressures-Activities Database compiles the evidence base for the relationships between 112 marine-based human activities and their associated pressures (based on the OSPAR pressure list).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·03·23

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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