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Field of Study: Environmental Protection - Marine

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Our aim is to protect and improve the environment, and to integrate the environment with other policies across Government and in international fora. Effective protection of the environment requires activity on many wide-ranging different fronts - for example, from acting to limit global environmental threats (such as global warming) to safeguarding individuals from the effects of poor air quality or toxic chemicals. It is one of the four objectives of sustainable development. Actions to protect the environment also produce benefits such as housing (through improved energy efficiency of buildings), social progress (through action to combat fuel poverty) and economic growth (through more efficient use of resources, such as re-use, recycling and recovery of waste).

• Aggregates
• Assessment of inputs to sea: Eutrophication
• Assessment of inputs to sea: Hazardous Substances
• Biological Effects and Impact Assessment
• Coastal Zone Management
• Deposits in the sea (FEPA)
• Dredging
• Emergencies
• Environmental Processes and Pathways
• General Pollution Monitoring
• Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation
• Hydrocarbons
• Managing marine activities: Aggregate Extraction
• Managing marine activities: Deposits
• Managing marine activities: Integrated Management
• Managing marine activities: Marine Emergencies
• Marine Aggregate Extraction
• Marine Environmental Monitoring
• Marine impacts
• Monitoring & Assessment
• Monitoring and Assessment
• Offshore Renewable Energy
• Pollution and Fish Health
• Publications
• Scientific Support for the Water Act 1989 (Discharges to Water)
• Scientific Support for Food & Environment Protection Act Pt II 1985 (Deposits in the Sea)
• Scientific Support for the Food & Environment Protection Act Pt III 1985 (Pesticides Etc.)
• Scientific Support for the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 and Related Matters
• Understanding the seas: Eco. Structure & Function
• Understanding the seas: Env. Processes & Pathways
• Water Framework Directive
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