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JNCC/SGMD Partnership Report 3: Pobie Bank Reef Marine Protected Area Survey Report (0923S) 2024


This report describes the survey design and methodology of offshore survey 0923S, which visited Pobie Bank Reef (PBR) Special Area of Conservation (SAC) between 23 July and 4 August 2023, on the Marine Research Vessel (MRV) Scotia. Results of analyses of the data collected will be reported on separately.

The aim of survey 0923S was to acquire a robust sentinel monitoring dataset within Pobie Bank Reef to contribute to the monitoring time-series, the second dataset of this time-series for PBR, against which the rate and direction of change in the condition of the SAC features can be inferred in the long term.

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 2024·01·01

Tangye, T. & Stirling, D. 2024. Pobie Bank Reef Marine Protected Area Survey Report (0923S). JNCC/SGMD Partnership Report 3. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2977-1625

The JNCC/SGMD Partnership Report Series produces reports on offshore surveys undertaken by JNCC and Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate (SGMD). Offshore survey 0923S visited Pobie Bank Reef Special Area of Conservation, and was undertaken between 23 July and 4 August 2023.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2024·02·13

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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