Mapping the flow of data from monitoring programmes into UK Marine Strategy indicators for seals (JNCC Report No. 714) 2022
Under the UK Marine Strategy (UK MS) the UK is required to determine and measure the status of the health of its seas. For this, specific indicators are used for different ecosystem components to measure and assess progress.
This report explores the flow of data into the seal UK MS indicators. Data used for the calculation of seal indicator assessments originate from a series of regional monitoring programmes carried out by a number of organisations, none of which were set-up specifically to fulfil the requirements of the UK MS indicator assessments. The data landscape underpinning the UK MS indicator assessments is therefore complex and the risk of duplication of effort and underutilisation of data resources great. This piece of work aims to follow and depict the flow of data from monitoring programmes to the indicators, with the goal of highlighting areas where the flow of data could be streamlined, improved or, in the case of missing data links, created. We have outlined issues that could impact the efficiency and quality of the indicator assessments and made recommendations on how to address them.
Technical notes describing the dataflow diagrams for seal UK MS indicators are provided in the main report (JNCC Report No. 714A); the Annex (JNCC Report No. 714B) includes the dataflow diagrams.
This report forms part of a series of three reports describing the flow of data into each of the UK MS biodiversity indicators: benthic habitats (JNCC Report No. 712), cetaceans (JNCC Report No. 713), and seals. Collectively these reports will provide the initial step in improving the efficiency of data flowing into indicators and achieving a more inclusive, accessible, and robust marine biodiversity evidence base.
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Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2022·08·01
Rush, S., Griffiths, Y., Webb, K. & Manca, E. 2022. Mapping the flow of data from monitoring programmes into UK Marine Strategy indicators for seals. Technical notes (Dataflow descriptions & recommendations) & Annex (Dataflow diagrams). JNCC Report No. 714, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This report forms part of a series of three reports describing the flow of data into each of the UK MS biodiversity indicators.
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