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Technical assistance programme for effective coastal-marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands (DPLUS119) - WP3: Marine indicators to monitor changes in marine-coastal natural capital - Review of indicators from the literature 2021

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Abstract

The aim of the Darwin Plus funded project DPLUS119 ‘Technical assistance programme for effective coastal-marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands’ is to provide foundations for strategic, sustainable management of the marine and coastal environment of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) through provision of practical tools and enhanced capabilities to consider biodiversity, conservation, and understand natural capital approaches by decision makers and local communities.

Part of the project (Work Package 3) will provide in-depth support and capacity building in developing and using marine ecological indicators, maximising the use of existing data, to support decision making and the implementation of a new TCI Government Environment Strategy. The aim is to develop marine indicators to monitor and assess changes in coastal and marine natural capital, enabling progressive adoption of a monitoring programme developed through a capacity building process with TCI Government staff.

This report consists of a literature review, providing an overview of marine ecological indicators and types of data required. It summarises information from the literature to look at different types of ecological indicator methods and types of data used in indicator calculation. We then summarise potential data available to support ecological indicators in TCI and provide suggestions on the indicators which could be developed.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·12·01

Citation
Britton, A., Smith, A., Pettit, L. & Vina-Herbon, C. 2021. Technical assistance programme for effective coastal-marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands (DPLUS119) - WP3: Marine indicators to monitor changes in marine-coastal natural capital - Review of indicators from the literature. JNCC Report No. 693. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This work was funded by the UK Government through the Darwin Plus project DPLUS119 ‘Technical assistance programme for effective coastal-marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands’.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·12·17

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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