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Marine Protected Areas - gathering/developing and accessing the data for the planning of a network of Marine Conservation Zones - MB0102

Description
Summary Objective:
To Develop the necessary data layers for the identification and designation of a network of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs); to ensure these sites are based on the best scientific data available; to release datasets and data layers as they become available; to review webGIS access systems currently available for marine data display; to assess end-user requirements for webGIS and provide detailed recommendations on the suitability of existing systems and a detailed scope to take forward the development of the recommended option for MPA planning purposes.

Key Customer Purpose:
The outputs of this work will be used in the selection of MCZs to ensure that they are based on the best available science. The data will also be useful in taking forward marine planning, and thus be of use to the forthcoming Marine Management Organisation.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : MB0102 - Report Number 23: Task 4B MCZ Project Interactive Map Report   (3132k)
• FRP - Final Report : MB0102 Final Report -published   (748k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 1: Task 1C. Assessing the confidence of broad scale classification maps   (1626k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 11: Task 1C. Assessing the confidence of broad scale classification maps   (14748k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 13: Task 1B. Translation of Habitat Maps (Phase 2)   (283k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 14: Task 2B. Mapping of species with limited mobility (Benthic Species)   (2360k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 16: Task 2C. Mapping of Protected Habitats   (3194k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 17: Task 2D. Mapping of selected non-native species   (1544k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 2: Task 2F - Development of a marine diversity data layer: review of approaches and proposed method   (2097k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 20: Task 2F. Oceanic thermal fronts from Earth Observation Data – a potential surrogate for pelagic diversity   (1492k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 22: Task 3. Development of a Sensitivity Matrix (pressures-MCZ/MPA features)   (3514k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 24: Task 2i. Intertidal habitats datalayer   (1098k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 3: Task 4. Assessment of existing webGIS platforms for communication and dissemination of information for the planning of marine protected areas   (6307k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 4: Task 2H. Development of a Benthic Productivity Datalayer: Assessing the Available Approaches   (650k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 6: Task 1A. Biotope Tagging of Benthic Sample Datasets (Phase 1)   (219k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 7: Task 1B. Translation of Habitat Maps (Phase 1)   (282k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 8: Task 2A. Mapping of Geological and Geomorphological Features   (1659k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No 9: Task 2G. Residual current flow datalayer   (82563k)
• Technical Report : MB0102 - Report No:15: Task 2B. Distribution of highly mobile species   (14584k)
• Technical Report : MB0102- Report No 10: Task 2E. Seabed Energy Layers   (5547k)
• TRP - Technical Report : Technical Report: MB0102- Report No 21: Task 2H. Benthic Productivity Data Layer Development- North Sea Pilot Study   (2798k)
• Two Page Summary : MB0102 - Two Page Summary: Marine Protected Area Datalayers   (642k)
• Two Page Summary : MB0102: Gathering data at a regional level to plan for marine conservation zones   (334k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2011

Cost: £1,072,956
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation