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Marine Environmental Change Network (Phase III) - ME3116

Key Customer Purpose - Why is the R&D needed?
long term data on the marine environment are limited, however this data a necessity to meet forthcoming requirements such as the Marine Bill, the EU Marine Strategy and the Water Framework Directive.

The data provided by the Marine Environmental Change Network in 2007-2009 will feed into the following Defra commitments: Marine Bill, Water Framework Directive, Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership, UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy UKMMAS, EU Marine Strategy, Charting Progress 2, Natural Environment Strategy

Summary Objectives
The aim of the MECN is to coordinate and sustain a network of long term datasets. It provides a gateway for contributors to access processed data from various organisations that under normal circumstances would not be available without considerable expense.

The project aims to; promote and expand the Marine Environmental Change Network, seek funding avenues for new measurements, expand and develop the MECN website and database. The project will also coordinate monitoring undertaken by MECN partners.

Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : ME3116: Final Report Marine Environmental Change Network (Phase III)   (349k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2010

Cost: £333,750
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Marine Biological Association of the UK
Climate Change              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Marine Impacts              
Marine Monitoring              
Marine Organisms              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine