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Testing the ability of Earth Observation data to underpin indicators on the extent and condition of protected areas in the UK Overseas Territories - BE0165

Developing a framework for reporting on the extent of Protected Areas within the UK Overseas Territories, and the role of Earth Observation (EO) data in Protected Area condition assessment, with a view to developing an outcome indicator to report against actions in the 25 Year Environment Plan.
1. To assess the technical and practical feasibility of establishing processes to generate a 25YEP indicator on both the extent and condition of terrestrial and marine Protected Areas (PAs) in the UK Overseas Territories (OTs).

2. To work with individual OTs to maximise use of this enhanced capacity (to report on extent and condition of protected areas) to support their own policy and planning processes, support management of their natural capital resources and assist in their wider reporting obligations both within the regions within which they are set and at the international level.

3. To propose options for implementation, from 2019 onwards, of a monitoring programme based on a credible set of indicators capable of supporting the aims of the 25YEP. These options will identify essential data sources and the management techniques required to collect, collate and aggregate this data to generate an overall indicator.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2019

Cost: £70,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
J N C C (JNCC - Joint Nature Conservation Committee) Support Committee
Environmental Change