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Mapping the flow of data from monitoring programmes into UK Marine Strategy indicators for cetaceans (JNCC Report No. 713) 2022

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 713

Abstract

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 cetacean UK MS indicators. Data used for the calculation of cetacean indicator assessments originate from a series of discrete monitoring programmes carried out by a number of organisations, none of which were specifically set-up to fulfil the requirements of the UK MS 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 indicator assessments, 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 cetacean UK MS indicators are provided in the main report (JNCC Report No. 713A); the Annex (JNCC Report No. 713B) 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, and seals (JNCC Report No. 714). 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

Citation
Rush, S., Griffiths, Y., Webb, K. & Manca, E. 2022. Mapping the flow of data from monitoring programmes into UK Marine Strategy indicators for cetaceans. Technical notes (Dataflow descriptions & recommendations) & Annex (Dataflow diagrams). JNCC Report No. 713, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report forms part of a series of three reports describing the flow of data into each of the UK MS biodiversity indicators.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·08·10

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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