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Reviewing, refining and identifying optimum aggregation methods for undertaking marine biodiversity status assessments 2014

Marine JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity 0963-8091 Habitats Habitats Directive JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Marine protected area Marine Strategy Framework Directive 536 Biodiversity Marine

Abstract

To-date, marine biodiversity status assessments in the UK have been responsive to particular reporting requirements, resulting in peaks and troughs in resource requirements and hence the need for frequent changes in staff and financial resources. As such, the aspiration is to develop assessment approaches where the results under one marine biodiversity assessment requirement can be easily disaggregated into its component parts so that the information can be re-aggregated to meet the needs of a different requirement.

The appropriate aggregation of information is central to most marine biodiversity status assessment methods. As the aggregation rules that are used in any given assessment process can have a significant effect on the assessment outcome, the selection of an appropriate aggregation method is an important part of building a robust assessment process. Furthermore, the need to move towards an assessment and reporting cycle where information can be used across multiple obligations means that the concept of harmonisation is also an important factor in the selection of an aggregation method.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·12·01

Citation
Barnard, S. & Strong, J. 2014. Reviewing, refining and identifying optimum aggregation methods for undertaking marine biodiversity status assessments, JNCC Report No. 536, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This project aims to review, refine and identify the optimum aggregation methods for undertaking marine biodiversity status assessments.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·11·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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