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Development of an integrated marine environment monitoring strategy - AE1040

Summary Objective
The Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science & Technology (IACMST)and Global Ocean Observing System Action Group (GOOSAG) work to integrate the various national and international marine monitoring and observation interests. The deliverables within this partnership project include a website, a co-ordinated national strategy for a coherent marine monitoring network (jointly with MPMMG) as required in 2002 Defra Safeguarding Our Seas Report, and input to a future State of the Seas Report.

Key Customer Purpose
The GOOS Action group provide a UK focal point through which the national and international oceanographic observing community (Global Ocean Observing System of the IOC/UNESCO) can co-ordinate their observation and monitoring. Defra is one of a number of partners who will benefit from the co-ordinated approach proposed under the State of the Seas report.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE1040: Final Report Development of an integrated marine environment monitoring strategy   (225k)
• Other : Marine Data and Information   (219k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2007

Cost: £94,325
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Inter Agency Committee on Marine Science & Technology, University - Southampton
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Marine Monitoring              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine