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Continued Support for MarLIN - Impact of Human Activites on Benthic Biotopes & Species (CDEP 84/5/244) - ME3107

Summary Objectives:
To identify locations of nationally important benthic species and habitats, at particular risk from pollution from accidental oil spills, to contribute to 3-yearly reviews of MEHRAs (Marine Environmental High Risk Areas)
environmental sensitivity data. Develop links between sensitivity and survey data, utilizing GIS technology to increase functionality and speed of access to data. Undertake further research on species and habitats that are keystone, characterising or indicator species including species and habitats found in UK waters that are selected under the OSPAR prioritisation process. To apply criteria developed under OSPAR, as appropriate, to the preparation of species and habitatInformation Reviews.

Key Customer Purpose:
Contribute to the application of sensitivity information to marine environmental protection especially by promoting
approaches developed in the UK in Europe.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final Report   (4695k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2004

Cost: £185,459
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Marine Biological Association of the UK
Environmental Protection              
Human Activities              
Marine conservation              
Marine Life              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine