On behalf of the NSMC, Rodney Anderson was a speaker for Wild Aid\'s 2012 MPA Conference. His presentation entitled The Vital Link Between Enforcement, Surveillance, Management, and Science explored the sometimes complex relationship between effective enforcement, compliance, enabling regulation, good governance and the underpinning science and evidence. Rodney will discuss how all these elements need to form a dynamic process of monitoring, assessment, decision making and enforcement to arrive at the desired outcomes. At the same time, there is recognition that effective MPA management requires a framework within which process can be tempered with a strong sense of proportionality and sound judgment.
Liam McAleese of the North Sea Marine Cluster considers the significance of the proposed Marine Conservation Zones
This project was focused on understanding the conservation and socio-economic aspects of the proposed MPA network within the UK and was undertaken within the context of the following aims: • To understand the different types of MPA proposed within the UK. • To identify key organisations involved in the MPA network and to determine how they interact to deliver the UK Government’s vision of clean, safe, healthy productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas. • To assess the need for additional information, training or assistance in the monitoring and maintenance of the MPA network.
Today’s offshore renewables developer is under increasing pressure to meet tough deadlines at a time of rising costs. If delays and/or additional costs later in the life of the project are to be avoided then the acquisition of high quality survey data is essential to provide developers with the information needed for the successful completion and operation of a development
Charting Progress 2 is a comprehensive review of the state of our seas and reports on progress since the previous review published in 2005. Arguably Charting Progress 2 is of greater significance than its predecessor, important as that was. It is likely to play a larger part in shaping policy and the future management of UK waters. It provides the basis for beginning the transposition of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and will help inform the new planning system being introduced under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The report not only provides an assessment of the state of our seas, but also includes a section on the productive use of the seas covering all the main commercial and public service activities. The report and the associated Government commentary acknowledge where there are gaps in data and knowledge.
Paper given by John Morse, Business Development Manager (Renewables) at EnergyOcean International, in Florida. The paper was presented in June 2010.
Geohazard assessment forms an essential component of any well planning or subsurface development process.The Gardline Marine Sciences Group has established a solid reputation for being a market leader in the provision of integrated geohazard assessments based on 3D and 2D seismic datasets.
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