Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Science Search

Science and Research Projects

Return to Science Search homepage   Return to Project List

UK Marine Monitoring Strategy Development - biodiversity monitoring - ME4124

To draw together experts in the field of marine biodiversity, to develop a programme, timetable, terms of reference and membership of a biodiversity group, which will identify its requirements in order to deliver the UK Marine Monitoring Strategy.

Key Customer Purpose
Defra and the devolved administration are currently developing a UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy to integrate both current and new government marine monitoring programmes. To date working groups for fish, ocean function and human activities have been established, however a gap exists for the development of a biodiversity technical group.

Final Report: Please note that since production of the final report the UKMMAS has refined its Terms of Reference. For an update of current proceedings please see:
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final Report   (709k)
• Executive Summary : Executive Summary   (139k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2006

Cost: £8,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Marine Monitoring              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine