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Monitoring guidance for marine benthic habitats (Revised June 2018) 2017

Marine JNCC Publications Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring 598

Abstract

This guidance aims to supply the reader with the information necessary to develop robust benthic monitoring programmes.

Summary

Marine benthic monitoring programmes produce evidence against which to evaluate the cause and direction of change in the marine environment. This ‘best-practice’ guidance aims to provide the information necessary to develop robust monitoring programmes that accurately identify change in the benthic environment. The guidance combines established ecological theory and protocols with JNCC advice and recommendations on benthic monitoring, by means of a step-wise framework which details key stages in the development of a monitoring programme.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2017·07·01

Citation
Noble-James, T., Jesus, A. & McBreen, F., (2017), Monitoring guidance for marine benthic habitats (Revised June 2018), JNCC Report 598, ISSN 0963-8091

Lineage
This document presents a stepwise framework which can be used to plan and design a monitoring programme for marine benthic habitats, from setting objectives to statistical analysis.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·18

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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