Review of international Marine Protected Area seabed monitoring and assessment of 'good practice' to inform applications within UK waters 2012
An important component of the UK marine conservation effort is delivered through Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and as such there is a need to monitor their effectiveness in delivering conservation goals. The UK is signatory to a number of international agreements that aim to establish an ‘ecologically coherent network of MPAs’ by 2012 (JNCC 2010).
The Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Research and Development Programme, led by JNCC and involving all the UK country nature conservation bodies, aims to recommend an integrated system of monitoring for both Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the wider environment to meet the requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and other drivers. Within the wider Programme there is a project to focus on monitoring of MPAs which aims to establish long-term monitoring programmes for the offshore MPAs, to ensure the conservation objectives of each site are being met, and to consider whether any additional monitoring is required to enable assessment of the contribution of the MPA network to marine conservation.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2012·05·01
Parry, M., Tierney, M., Wood, L., Stanwell-Smith, D., Northen, K., Abdulla, A., Corrigan, C., Gassner, P. & Fletcher, L. 2012. Review of international Marine Protected Area seabed monitoring and assessment of 'good practice' to inform applications within UK waters, JNCC Report No. 460, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This report presents principle results of the project to develop recommendations for good practice in monitoring and assessment of seabed habitats.
Communications, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·11·01
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