Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt MPA Survey Report (1121S) 2022
In August and September 2021, JNCC and MSS undertook a seabed monitoring survey of Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt (FSSB) Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area and adjacent areas (Survey 1121S).
The aim of the 1121S survey was to acquire a robust initial monitoring dataset that will contribute to the development of a monitoring time-series for FSSB, against which the rate and direction of any change in the condition of the MPA features can be assessed. Repeated surveys will allow the long-term variability in any parameters measured to be quantified over time. Furthermore, this dataset will help to determine the effectiveness of any management measures that may be implemented. Data from this survey will form part of a monitoring time series, and future repeated monitoring and evidence gathering will be required to fully investigate and understand the long-term variability in any parameters measured.
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Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2022·12·01
Tangye, T., Albrecht, J. & Stirling, D. 2022. Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt MPA Survey Report (1121S). JNCC-MSS Partnership Report No. 8. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2634-2081.
JNCC and MSS undertook a seabed monitoring survey of Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area and adjacent areas between 20 August and 6 September 2021, aboard the MRV Scotia.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2022·12·20
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