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Data and Evidence Coordination Programme for recommended Marine Protected Areas - MB0129

Description
As part of the implementation of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, a network of conservation sites, intended to conserve or improve the UK marine environment, is being created in British seas. The network will comprise of Marine Protected Areas, European Marine Sites, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Ramsar sites and Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). In September 2011 four Regional MCZ Projects, managed by Natural England (NE) and Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), produced recommendations for 127 proposed sites (rMCZs).

The previous MB0120 project has undertaken seabed survey work, including acoustics, video, sediment sampling, to provide additional data and habitat maps to increase the quality and amount of evidence available for these recommended sites. This project (MB0129) is the follow-on project to MB0120 and allows for the continuation of additional seabed survey work to be undertaken where required in order to continue to support designation, monitoring and management of sites. This project will also ensure that data collected under MB0120, and any new data collected as part of this project are properly received, managed, processed, quality assured and archived in a way that ensures they can be confidently used by funders, stakeholders and the wider community to support the ongoing MCZ consultation and designation process.

Data collected under this programme will also be of value to other users of marine data. We will work with MEDIN to agree a process for submitting data collected under this program to the relevant DAC’s. As with MB0120, this project will be steered by the MPA Survey Co-ordination and Evidence Delivery Group (MPA Group), which is chaired by Cefas with representatives from NE, JNCC, EA, IFCA, MMO and Defra. This group will determine the prioritisation of the samples and data to be processed within the available budget.
Project Documents
• TSM - Technical Summary : Beachy Head East rMCZ Summary Site Report v12   (2678k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Bembridge rMCZ Site Summary Report v5   (2699k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Cape Bank rMCZ Summary Site Report V2   (3085k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Chesil Beach and Stennis Ledges MCZ Postsurvey Site Report v6   (3994k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Compass Rose rMCZ Summary Site Report V4   (2165k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Coquet to St Mary's rMCZ Summary Site Report v5   (2895k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds rMCZ Summary Site Report v5   (3204k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Dover to Deal rMCZ postsurvey site report V7   (2684k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Dover to Folkestone rMCZ post survey site report v8   (2805k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : East of Haig Fras rMCZ Summary Site Report v12   (3016k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : East of Haig Fras rMCZ Summary Site Report V13 UPDATED FEB '17   (2993k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Farnes East rMCZ Summary Site Report v10   (3602k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Fulmar rMCZ Summary Site Report v4   (2382k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Goodwin Sands rMCZ Summary Site Report v4   (3683k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Greater Haig Fras rMCZ Summary Site Report v6   (3230k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Hartland Point to Tintagel Summary Site Report v6   (2872k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Holderness Offshore rMCZ Post-survey Site Report V4   (2634k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Hythe Bay rMCZ Addendum Report v5   (1551k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Hythe Bay rMCZ postsurvey site report v8   (2143k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Inner Bank rMCZ Summary Site Report v2   (2422k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Isles of Scilly Bristow to the Stones rMCZ Site Report v6   (3197k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Kentish Knock East rMCZ Summary Site Report V2   (2946k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Land's End rMCZ Summary Site Report v5   (3324k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Lincs Belt rMCZ Site Report v3   (1576k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Markhams Triangle rMCZ Summary Site Report v6   (2307k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Mid St Georges Channel rMCZ Site Report v5   (2870k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Mounts Bay rMCZ Summary Site Report v5   (2220k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Mud Hole rMCZ Summary Site Report v10   (2102k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Newquay and The Gannel rMCZ summary site report v7   (1912k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Norris to Ryde rMCZ Summary Site Report V2   (2237k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : North East of Farnes Deep rMCZ Summary Site Report V9   (2454k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : North St George's Channel rMCZ Summary Site Report V17   (4699k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : North West Jones Bank rMCZ Site Report v6   (3367k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Offshore Brighton rMCZ SiteSummaryReport v4   (2056k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Offshore Foreland rMCZ Site Report V2   (2968k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Offshore Overfalls rMCZ Summary Site Report v6   (2280k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Orford Inshore rMCZ Site Summary Report v5   (2323k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Padstow Bay and Surrounds MCZ Summary Site Report v3   (2976k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Poole Rocks MCZ summary site report v5   (2886k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Runswick Bay rMCZ Summary Site Report v6   (2739k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Skerries Bank and Surrounds MCZ Summary Site Report v3   (3780k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Slieve na Griddle rMCZ Summary Site Report V3   (2410k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : South Dorset rMCZ Summary Site Report v2   (3838k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : South East of Falmouth rMCZ Post survey Site Report v10   (2379k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : South of Celtic Deep Postsurvey site report v5   (2840k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : South of Portland rMCZ Summary Site Report v2   (2848k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : South of the Isles of Scilly rMCZ Post-survey Site Report V3   (3064k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : South Rigg rMCZ Site Summary Report V6   (2417k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : South West Deeps (West) MCZ Site Report v7   (3845k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Swallow Sand MCZ Post-survey Site Report V6   (2764k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : The Needles rMCZ post-survey Site Report v6   (2730k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Utopia rMCZ site summary report v5   (1991k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Western Channel rMCZ Summary Site Report v10   (3258k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ Summary Site Report v3   (3207k)
• TSM - Technical Summary : Yarmouth to Cowes rMCZ Summary Site Report V3   (1769k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2014

To: 2016

Cost: £2,100,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
C E F A S (CEFAS)
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